As we examined the needs or caregivers and survivors impacted by childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer in wv and we asked them how would having a patient navigation program help remove some of the stress these families were overwhelmed with. The responses were we need help communicating with our doctor, we need help finding resources and networks to address travel, emotional, financial, long term survivorship issues, educational issues, personal needs and many more.Our goal from the begining was to create a patient navigation program and to have a navigator that would serve and address theses issue and find solutions in these areas for our WV families  so they could focus on their children, adolescent or young adult while getting treatment and not these other issues..

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