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Nurse Navigators

Schedule an Appointment

Call our nurse navigators to schedule an appointment:

Call: (607) 547-6285

Visit our Resources for Cancer Caregivers Page

To help our local family caregivers who are caring for a loved one with cancer, the Bassett Cancer Institute has assembled a page of local & national resources, tips & nutritional information, & answers to FAQs. Learn more:

Resources for Cancer Caregivers

What is a Nurse Navigator?

Bassett Cancer Institute’s nurse navigators are the patient’s first point of contact after receiving a cancer diagnosis. A nurse navigator’s role is to help these patients understand what happens after a cancer diagnosis, assist in scheduling appointments, educate patients about their disease, symptoms, and treatment, and coordinate care with all involved specialists and support staff. 

Cancer Diagnoses We Help Navigate

Nurse navigators are also referred to as oncology nurse navigators, patient navigators, or nurse coordinators. Our team helps navigate patients who have been newly diagnosed with the following cancer types:

Referrals to Cancer Support Services

When needed, we will refer patients to other cancer support services and specialists to ensure each patient receives highly individualized care. These services and specialists include:

Our team of nurse navigators can also help patients receiving care at Bassett Medical Center schedule room reservations at Hannah-Lee House, and provide referrals for hospice care. 

Contact our Nurse Navigators

Bassett Healthcare Network’s nurse navigators assist patients throughout the cancer treatment process and provide referrals to additional cancer support services. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call (607) 547-6285.

Nurse navigators assist cancer patients in Central New York, including in Cooperstown, Cobleskill, Herkimer, and Oneonta.