Learning you have metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or advanced cancer) can be overwhelming. You’re having to process your diagnosis and figure out what’s next.
That’s where nurse navigators and social workers come in. They can help with everything from managing treatment side effects to explaining your bill and finding financial aid. Their roles are distinct, but there’s some overlap. Here’s how they make your treatment journey a little easier.
What does an oncology nurse navigator do?
Oncology nurse navigators are registered nurses (RNs) with special training in cancer care. They can help you:
- Better understand metastatic breast cancer and your treatment…