Detroit & Farmington Hills Cancer Navigators

Meet Our Team

Our Mission

To facilitate timely access to the services of Karmanos Cancer Institute; provide individualized assistance; remove health care system barriers; and to inform patients, their caregivers and their families about the resources available to them throughout their cancer journey.

About Oncology Patient Navigators

Karmanos offers an oncology patient navigator service for each of its multidisciplinary cancer care teams. The navigator, who will follow you throughout your entire cancer journey at Karmanos, will work to learn more about your personal goals as you receive and complete treatment so that they can be shared with your medical team.

Patient navigator help connect patients with resources, including:

  • Scheduling
  • Financial and insurance
  • Billing issues
  • Transportation
  • Language/cultural
  • Coordinator of care
  • Personal care needs
  • Social work and supportive services

An oncology patient navigator will be assigned to you at your first appointment. These individuals are trained according to the multidisciplinary team that is caring for you. If you have questions about this service, please speak to a member of your Karmanos health care team.