Head and Neck Cancer
Head & Neck Cancer
In addition to offering comprehensive cancer care services consisting of state-of-the-art, diagnostic technology; non-invasive and minimally invasive surgical services; radiation, chemotherapy and infusion services; support groups and education, we are pleased to provide you access to our Patient Navigation Program. Patient Navigation is a one-on-one support service that provides a specially-trained oncology nurse to guide you through your cancer care treatment. Patient Navigation services ensure your needs are met in a timely manner, your questions are answered, and fears and anxiety are addressed with compassion. This is a complimentary service; there is no cost to you or your insurance company when you choose Orange Regional as your cancer treatment provider.
The program assists patients in obtaining the care and information needed, such as:
- Providing health resources and support systems
- Facilitating interaction and communication with healthcare providers
- Streamlining appointments and paperworkIdentifying and accessing financial services, if necessary
- Decreasing fear and anxietyIdentifying and utilizing appropriate social services
- Tracking interventions and outcomes
Jayne O'Malley Discusses Our Patient Navigator Program
Orange Regional’s Head & Neck Cancer Nurse Navigator is Jayne O’Malley, a registered nurse with specialized training in Oncology. For nearly 15 years, Jayne has dedicated her skills and expertise to cancer care. Her office is located at Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, New York. Her office phone number is 845-695-5891 and she can also be reached by calling her cell phone at 845-421-0108.
Working with your physicians, Jayne will help you understand your treatment and recovery, while providing you and your family with educational resources, as well as locate support and additional services available through Orange Regional and our community. Additionally, take comfort in knowing that Jayne has dedicated her career to helping patients with cancer and will support you throughout your cancer experience.
Jayne will call you to get you started on your path toward wellness and will do everything she can to help you in your mission to fight your cancer.
We are also proud to offer the STAR Program® (Survivorship, Training and Rehabilitation) to patients diagnosed with cancer. As part of our STAR Program, you will receive comprehensive, individualized cancer rehabilitation treatment, covered by most insurance plans, to improve the symptoms affecting your daily functioning and quality of life.
In addition to Orange Regional's employed patient navigator, we have a strong affiliation with the American Cancer Society who help to provide complementary patient navigators and free rides to and from cancer treatments for those in need.
To read more about our Head and Neck Cancer Services and additional Oncology Services, please view our 2012 Oncology Annual Report.