Thanks to a partnership between UMGCC and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF), the cancer center's Young Adult Patient Navigator provides support services to help young adults take charge of their cancer experience.
The navigator works in conjunction with the the cancer center's multi-disciplinary treatment teams, social work staff and other care providers to improve the ability of young adults to manage their own cancer experiences and long-term cancer survival.
The Young Adult Patient Navigator is someone who can relate to the special concerns of young people who are dealing with cancer -- issues such as independence, having to interrupt education or a career, dating, fertility preservation and a whole range of emotional issues.
The program is designed for those between the ages of 18 and 40 in any phase of their cancer treatment and survivorship. The navigator can help with a wide range of concerns, including:
If you are young adult who has been diagnosed with cancer, know someone who is, or would just like more information, please contact UMGCC's Young Adult Patient Navigator, Elizabeth Saylor, at 410-328-0455 or 443-928-1076.