A number of studies indicate the importance of social support to the psychological well-being of patients.

A number of studies indicate the importance of social support to the psychological well-being of patients. Both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality. Women with fewer social ties to friends, family, community or religious groups were 43 per cent more likely to see their breast cancer return and 64 per cent more likely to die from breast cancer according to a study recently published in the journal Cancer (Read more). CanCare Patient Navigator’s help patients get the right support at the time they need it most. They ‘walk alongside’ a person with cancer, helping them with some of the many challenges they face after a cancer diagnosis.

The CanCare Patient Navigator provides practical, one-to-one support, such as

  • providing regular contact and practical help
  • filling out complex medical forms
  • finding transport to or from treatment
  • arranging child care, elderly care, or pet care during treatment
  • organising social outings and connecting to support groups
  • just checking to make sure everything is OK

Read more about CanCare Patient Navigation Program here 

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