Geriatric Oncology Program

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Nurse Navigator Program/Supportive Care

Nurse Navigator Program

As a cancer patient, you do better when provided with continuous support. Our Geriatric nurse navigator is here to help you and your family better manage your care and treatment. The geriatric nurse navigator assesses nutrition, functional status, mood, current medications, and other medical conditions. This information – used to design a personalized treatment care plan – is also shared with your primary care physician.

Supportive Care

The physical and emotional difficulties facing patients with cancer are real. For older patients, there are other challenges as well. We have a number of services available to lessen that burden. Pharmacists, clinical nutrition staff, and palliative care experts are among the team members dedicated to your care. We also focus on “prehabilitation”, so patient’s physical challenges are addressed before surgery or chemotherapy to ensure optimal outcomes.