Navigation Services

Each brain tumor diagnosis is unique, and the recommended course of treatment should be as well. Your navigation team helps you to understand an informed plan of care wherever you are on your treatment path.

What is Personalized Navigation?

Trying to understand the intricacies of brain tumor treatment can quickly become a tremendously overwhelming experience. Our Navigators understand the ins and outs of brain tumors and work with you to develop a plan of care that matches your priorities and goals.

We will be your guide through the complexities of the healthcare system. With personalized navigation, you are the priority.

Watch Dr. Susan Chang, Director of the Division of Neuro-Oncology, UC San Francisco, explain personalized navigation.

What is Navigation?

No Cost Navigation Services

A Patient Navigator is a professional whose expertise and training guides patients and their caregivers to make informed decisions to allow for timely cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and increased supportive care across the cancer continuum.

Our Navigators establish meaningful connections with the patients and families we support by acting as a reliable and unbiased resource, advocating for the best possible care for every individual.

We use a dual-navigation model, meaning every patient receives access to and support from an experienced Nurse Navigator and a Social Work Navigator, both educated in primary brain tumor care.

This dedicated co-navigation team provides one-on-one, personalized support specific to your needs across a range of free services.

No Cost Social Work Navigation Services

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When faced with a brain tumor, patients and caregivers often feel lost and overwhelmed. Your navigation team helps you to understand an informed plan of care wherever you are in your treatment journey.

View our Navigation Roadmap to learn how we can assist you at each step, no matter where you are in your brain tumor experience.

Frequently Asked Navigation Questions

Each individual comes to The Brain Tumor Network with a unique set of needs, concerns, goals, and hopes. From diagnosis through survivorship, brain tumor patients face many challenges when trying to understand and traverse the healthcare system.  Knowledgeable patient navigators add a strong foundation of support, guiding you throughout the entire cancer experience.

After submitting a Get Support Now Form you will receive an email inviting you to connect with your personal navigation team either by phone or by video call. During the initial consultation, your navigator will listen as you share your story in your own words and help identify the Brain Tumor Network navigation services that will benefit you the most.

Yes! The Brain Tumor Network cares strongly about the lasting relationships we form with our patients and within the Neuro-Oncology community. Once your navigation team is assigned, you will continue to work with those individuals directly for any assistance or support needed throughout the continuum of care.

After listening to your brain tumor story we work with you to understand an informed plan of care and identify how our navigation options will benefit you. Navigation Services include:

  • Brain tumor diagnosis and treatment information
  • Expert second opinion consultation facilitation
  • Personalized clinical trial search
  • Troubleshooting access to care and insurance issues
  • Medical records management
  • Emotional support, connection, and more

Connect with a Navigator today to take your first step

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