American Cancer Society Patient Navigation Services
Our licensed clinical social worker helps you find information on specific types of cancer, including early detection, prevention, treatment, staging, clinical trials, new research advances, and medical references and resources. The service can also assist with transportation and lodging during all phases of your diagnosis and treatment.
Our American Society Patient Navigator helps to dispel cancer myths with straightforward facts and answers to your cancer-related questions about:
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Side effects of treatment such as pain management, nutrition and fatigue
- Emotions and self-esteem
- Communication skills, intimacy
- Community resources
- Financial concerns
- Discounted lodging
Cancer Health References
For a list of helpful websites and print resources, link to our cancer health references .
Patients of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University can visit a cancer librarian on the 21st floor of Galter Pavilion on the west side of the waiting area. Services are available by walk-up and appoinmtent Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Look Good... Feel Better
Look Good... Feel Better (LGFB) is a free class offered by trained, volunteer cosmetologists to teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss during cancer treatment. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. All cosmetics and skin care products are donated by the cosmetic industry.
Diane Giuliani, LCSW