Getting treated for cancer can be one of the most difficult things a person can face. But a program at the James E. Cary Cancer Center in Hannibal aims to make things a little easier.
The Navigator program provides someone to help make appointments, organize tests, and explain the diagnoses or instructions to cancer patients and their families.
Patient Yvonne Cassidy says she was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, and says the program has made a stressful situation much easier to manage.
"Navigator program is an essential part of being able to get through this process of all the doctors and tests and things that go on with your treatment," Cassidy said.
Cassidy said the help she's gotten has been even more helpful when she thinks of how many trips she's made to the doctor this year: Well over 100.
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