Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1315–1321 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3958-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Oncology navigators’ perceptions of cancer-related financial burden and financial assistance resources 1 1 2 Jennifer C. Spencer & Cleo A. Samuel & Donald L. Rosenstein & 2 2 2 Katherine E. Reeder-Hayes & Michelle L. Manning & Jean B. Sellers & 1,2 Stephanie B. Wheeler Received: 2 August 2017 /Accepted: 3 November 2017 /Published online: 9 November 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2017 Abstract (50%), lack of knowledge about resources (46%), and Introduction As the cost of cancer treatment continues to rise, complex/duplicative paperwork (20%). many patients are faced with significant emotional and finan- Conclusion Oncology navigators reported a high burden of cial burden. Oncology navigators guide patients through financial toxicity among their patients but insufficient knowl- many aspects of care and therefore may be especially aware edge or resources to address this need. This study underscores of patients’ financial distress. Our objective was to explore the importance of improved training and coordination for ad- navigators’ perception of their patients’ financial burden and dressing financial burden, and the need to address community their role in addressing financial needs. and system-level barriers. Materials and methods We conducted a real-time
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