Cancer Center Patient Navigators

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Role of the Patient Navigators

You may not have a lot of knowledge about your specific type of cancer, but you can expect to be contacted by a navigator within 48 hours of diagnosis to help you become more informed and empowered on your journey.

A UNC REX Cancer Center Patient Navigator will be with you during your entire cancer journey. Your cancer care team creates an individualized plan for your cancer treatment – and our patient care navigators explain the big picture while keeping track of the small details. 

Patient navigators offer a variety of care management services, including serving as:

  • A liaison between you and your doctors and your surgeons
  • An educator to teach you and your family about your cancer type and your treatment options
  • A troubleshooter to mitigate any delays or obstacles to patient care
  • A resource coordinator to direct you and your family to support groups and services, including referrals to social workers and dietitians

Your Patient Navigators

Jan Powell, RN, BSN

Jan Powell, RN, BSN, OCN/Care Manager Patient Navigation

Get started with us

Our main office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. You can also reach us at (919) 784-7874. View additional points of contact for our team.