In episode 15 of the AONN+ Heart and Soul of Oncology Navigation podcast, experts discuss Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Needs Assessment of Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer and how oncology navigators can learn from these findings.
Some studies suggest that a breast cancer diagnosis correlates with divorce rates. Oncology navigators can assist patients who may be experiencing relationship troubles by keeping an open line of communication.
AONN+ is dedicated to the education of oncology navigators to confront the evolving landscape of patient care through innovative resources, continuing education activities, and navigator-specific certifications.
Some patients may find it difficult to give up smoking, even after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. These patients, and their family members, may require unique support through their diagnosis.
When a patient is newly diagnosed with cancer, they will accept every treatment and do everything they can for survival. This motivation needs to continue throughout the whole cancer journey to ensure the patient is receiving optimal care.
The quick pivot to digital health during the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges for oncology navigators who were running their facility’s tumor boards. In this episode, experts discuss the future of virtual case conferences.