Newly diagnosed with cancer?
Your world may feel like it's been turned upside down after a cancer diagnosis. You have a lot of decisions to make, and you might not be sure where to turn. Should you get a second opinion? Is it time to begin outlining and implementing a treatment plan? What's your next step?
To get started, call 1-855-485-4673 to get an appointment with an HonorHealth provider – within 48 hours, if desired. Please note that you'll need a referral from your primary care physician, specialist or diagnostic imaging center.
Your oncologist will review your diagnosis and imaging, laboratory and pathology results to discuss your customized treatment options. You should know that this doctor will collaborate with as many as 35 specialists through multi-disciplinary planning group meetings. There they'll discuss and strategize the best treatment approach for you.
These detailed discussions also enlist the expertise of genetic counselors, reproductive medicine experts and clinical research staff. The goal? Ensuring that you receive a customized, comprehensive treatment plan for your specific cancer type, stage and unique life/family situation.
Cancer care navigator
Your initial appointment will be followed by a meeting with an HonorHealth cancer care navigator, who will assess your needs, review your concerns and recommend complementary therapies and support services that you might find helpful. Such services may include nutrition counseling and support, assistance from a certified cancer social worker, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi and more.
Throughout your treatment journey, your cancer care navigator will serve as a liaison between you and your multidisciplinary care team. Your navigator will help guide you through your individual cancer treatment plan from start to finish, helping with:
- Scheduling follow-up appointments.
- Managing referrals.
- Offering assistance dealing with the financial and insurance aspects of treatment.
- Keeping you informed along the way.
Don't be afraid to ask questions and feel free to bring a family or friends to your appointments for additional support and advocacy. And remember, you can always turn to your cancer care navigator for support.