As a little girl, Tamika Felder dreamed of being on TV. She loved watching the news even at a very young age, had an unwavering curiosity about what was going on in the world, and set her sights on a career in television, which she later achieved. What she didn’t set her sights on was a cervical cancer diagnosis at the age of 25, a radical hysterectomy, and the devastating complete loss of her fertility.
With concerted efforts by navigators, we can increase preventive screening rates.
Leaders from the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators deliver a statement on appropriate planning to serve patients and their families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, but for many patients with cancer, the fear of contracting the virus, as well as the toll of social isolation, were even more heightened than in the general public. According to Michele M. Hubert-Fiscus, MSN, RN, CCM, who spoke on COVID-19 and cancer at the AONN+ 11th Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference, patients with cancer need their navigators to advocate for them, perhaps now more than ever.
Allowing providers to connect with and care for their patients without in-person visits, telehealth has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. While advocates push for the expansion of telehealth and the opportunities it represents, providers and patients seek to overcome associated challenges.
The first cases of COVID-19 in the United States were reported in early January 2020 and began rapidly increasing in March 2020.
A 21-year-old with carcinoma of the nasopharynx was first evaluated by the Head and Neck Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in April 2020.
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