When you find out that you have cancer, your whole world turns upside down. Questions flood your mind about treatments, side effects and how the disease will affect your family and everyday life.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has a Patient Navigator Program to provide guidance for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers to help them navigate their experience with cancer.
The Women’s Center Patient Navigator, Carmen Cunningham, works exclusively with patients from the Women’s Center. Carmen is dedicated to directing people to the proper resources to help them handle their concerns so they can focus on getting well.
Patient Navigators provide efficient help in locating resources and information. They can help you find:
- Practical support, including childcare, transportation and social services
- Resources to work through financial, medical and insurance concerns, including finding financial grants and support
- Support groups, classes and other programs for emotional guidance
- Literature on topics like coping with cancer, what to expect during treatment and how to deal with the side effects of treatment
Patient Navigators are caring people who listen and help people in their time of need.
Meet Our Patient Navigator
With degrees in occupational therapy, sociology, and Spanish, Carmen Cunningham has the credentials and experience that support her desire to make a difference in someone’s life.