Patient Navigation in Cancer has been a tough task to do since years. People just panic listening to the term cancer and the navigation is more often compromised due to factors such as money and other stuff. On the other hand cancer needs good care to be treated and navigation plays a role in it. As mentioned Patient navigation (PN), defined by various professional organizations as “individualized assistance offered to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality health and psychosocial care from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience,”

In 2012, the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) established a standard requiring that by 2015, every CoC-accredited cancer program have a PN service to support patient care.An independent (non-CMS) analysis, demonstrated that navigators were able to address 92% of patient concerns, and 90% of patients stated that they would recommend the program to another cancer survivor.29 In addition, although the percentage of ED visits, hospitalizations, and intensive care unit admissions declined for all patients, they declined by 6.0%, 7.9%, and 10.6% more per quarter, respectively, for patients in the Patient Care Connect program as compared with matched control subjects. 

Moreover these data are enough to support the fact that though the patient navigation is increasing, it still needs a great boost at its speed and number.