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National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators
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Our Vision

To be the national leader in establishing standards that define the oncology nurse navigator role by advocating for the oncology nurse navigator within the community and professional arenas.

Tools & Resources

American Association for Cancer Research

866-423-3965

The American Cancer Society

800-ACS-2345

Cancer101

C101 Basics for the newly diagnosed

CancerActionNOW.org

Cancer and Careers

CancerCare

212-712-8400
800-813-4673

Cancer Really Sucks

Cancer Support Community Wellness Community

888-793-WELL

HopeWell Cancer Support

410-832-2719

Lance Armstrong Foundation

866-673-7205

National Cancer Institute

800-422-6237

The National Children’s Cancer Society

314-241-1600

National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship

888-650-9127

OncoLink

Miscellaneous Support/Resources

Imerman Angels

One-on-One Cancer support: Connecting Cancer Fighters, Survivors and Caregivers

MyLifeline.org

Free, personal websites for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers.

Cancer Resources for Young Adults

I Fought and Won

Daniel Colon Fighting Cancer One Survivor at a Time

Navigating Cancer

Empowering your journey Online support, resources and organizer

Omni Health

Cancer Connect is a comprehensive online community experience for people with cancer and their caregivers. CancerConnect is seamlessly integrated into your cancer center’s Web site to allow your patients and others a secure, confidential environment.

GiveForward

Raise money for any cause

Hope Lab

Re-Mission for clinicians

Cancer Sensibility Foundation

Cancervive

800-4-TO-CURE

ChemoCare

800-223-2273

Amber Pharmacy

Specializes in Oncology and is an approved provider of most oncology medications, including Nexavar. We make nurses's lives easier by providing insurance and financial administrative assistance, free home delivery, monthly refill reminders, Wellness Kits, and patient follow-up care.

Cancer Directory

646-831-5340

Cancer Hope Network

877-HOPENET

Cancer Support Community

888-793-9355

Corporate Angel Network

866-328-1313

DKMS Americas

Organizes donor drives to give every patient suffering from leukemia and equal chance to find a match. Connects marrow donors with patients in need.
866-340-3567

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network

Confidential and cost free one-on-one support of newly diagnosed and/or loved ones with trained survivors of the same cancer and treatment.
866-FRIEND4

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

301-650-9127

The National LGBT Cancer Network

Addressing the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people with cancer and those at risk.

Out With Cancer

Online and offline support groups, advocacy and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people affected by cancer.
212-673-4920

People Living With Cancer

888-651-3038

Shareing and Careing

718-777-5766

Vital Options

800-477-7666

Well Spouse Association

800-838-0879

Wear Ease inc. Comfort with Style

Post-Surgical, compression and post-mastectomy fashions

Bear Necessities

Pediatric Cancer Foundation

PostOP-tions

Adjustable therapy vest

Annie Appleseed Project

561-749-0084

APHON

APHON provides and promotes expert practice in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing to its members and the public at large.

Veins for Life

What every chemotherapy patient should know about ports.

Canoeing & Connection: an adventure for singles with cancer

720-252-5189

Financial and Legal Assistance

CLRC, Cancer Legal Resource Center

DRLC, Disability Rights Legal Center

A Special Wish Foundation Inc.

800-486-WISH

Administration on Aging

202-619-0724

Air Charity Network

877-621-7177

American Cancer Society

800-ACS-23445

American Kidney Fund

866-300-2900

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation

310-276-7111

Angel Flight Inc.

918-749-8992

Angel Food Ministries

877-366-3646

Association of Hole in the Wall Camps

203-562-1203

Barr Foundation Amputees Assistance Fund

561-391-7601

Believe in Tomorrow national Children’s Foundation

208-699-7249

Bone Marrow Foundation

3800-365-1336 IS THIS # RIGHT?

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act (CD)

800-CDC-INFO
800-232-4636

The Cancer Advocacy Project (City Bar Justice Center)

212-382-4785

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund

800-878-9184

Cameron Siemers Foundation for Hope

877-509-9516

Camp Quality USA

330-671-0167

 

Camp Sunshine

207-655-3800

Cancer for College

760-599-5096

Cancer Recovery Foundation

800-238-6479

Cancer Survivors’ Fund

281-437-7142

CancerCare

800-813-HOPE

American Childhood Cancer Organization

800-366-2223

Carolyn’s Compassionate Children

866-540-1392

Casting for Recovery

888-553-3500

Catholic Charities USA

703-549-1390

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

800-MEDICARE
800-633-4227

Chai Lifeline

212-465-1300

Chef David’s Kids

954-594-1024

Children’s Wish Foundation International Inc.

800-323-WISH

Chronic Disease Fund

877-968-7233

Corporate Angel Network

914-328-1313

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund

516-377-1605

Dream Factory

805-564-2131

Dream Street Foundation

800-55-DREAM

Dreams Come True

904-296-3030

First Hand Foundation

Fisher House

301-294-8560

Free Gas USA Inc.

Friends of Man

303-798-2342

Give Kids the World Village

800-995-KIDS
800-995-5497

GovBenefits

800-333-4636

HealthWell Foundation

800-675-8416

Joe’s House

877-563-7468

Legal Services Corporation

202-295-1500

Lifeline Pilots

309-697-6282

Limbs for Life Foundation

888-235-5462

Locks of Love

888-896-1588

Make-A-Wish Foundation

800-722-WISH

Medicare

800-MEDICARE
800-633-4227

Medicare Rights Center

800-333-4114

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses

800-542-9730

National Patient Travel Center Helpline

800-296-1217

National Cancer Coalition

919-821-2182

National Children’s Cancer Society

314-421-1600

National Children’s Leukemia Foundation

800-GIVE-HOPE

National Organization for Rare Disorders Co-Payment Assistance Program

866-828-8902 (Kidney & liver cancer)

800-999-6673 (Hodgkin’s)

877-508-0411 (Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma)

National Transplant Assistance Fund & Catastrophic Injury Program

800-642-8399

PAF CO-Pay Relief

866-512-3861

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

888-477-2669

Patient Advocate Foundation

800-532-5274

Patient Services Incorporated

800-366-7741

Ronald McDonald House Charities

630-623-7048

RxAssist

401-729-3284

SAMFund

617-938-3484

Sarcoma Alliance

415-381-7236

Starlight Children’s Foundation

301-479-1212

State Children’s Health Insurance Program

877-Kids-Now
877-543-7669

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Stupid Cancer

Sunshine Foundation

215-396-4770

The Children’s Leukemia Research Association Inc.

516-222-1944

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

800-955-4572

US Department of Veterans Affairs

800-827-1000

US Social Security Administration

800-772-1213


Primary role of the Navigator

The primary role of the navigator is to remove barriers and obstacles that patients encounter.  Barriers may be real or perceived barriers. The navigator functions as an advocate for the patient and provides education to patients regarding their disease process, treatment, and side effect management and treatment options.  Navigators link patients with resources that enable them to complete treatment and maintain or improve their quality of life.  Navigators facilitate communication and act as a liaison with the health care team on behalf of the patient.