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American Cancer Society
Patient navigator
Patient navigator

Stacey Huber is a patient navigator at Mercy Medical Center in partnership with the American Cancer Society. She has been a navigator at Mercy going on eight years in October. What does your job entail? My primary role is to remove obstacles and barriers patients face in accessing or receiving treatment. I listen to patients' concerns and understand their needs. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, they are so overwhelmed they just don't know where to start or go for help. I will meet with them and listen to see where their area of concerns are and guide them through the treatment process. Many of the patients I assist need help with practical issues such as transportation...