McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation
Cancer Care

Cancer Care

cancer nurse navigators

Your Support Fights Cancer and Saves Lives Every Day

Cancer is scary. From diagnosis to treatment to financial barriers, the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan provides the best in care for you and your loved ones.

This exceptional care is possible because of generous donors to our Cancer Care program. Your gift will provide expanded access to services and support, no matter a patient’s financial situation.

The impact your gift can make:

  • Nurse navigators*, oncology social workers, and additional research nurses and coordinators
  • Nutrition counseling, patient education resources, integrative therapies to complement medical protocols
  • Quality equipment and technology for diagnosis and treatment
  • Transportation support
  • Wigs, chemo caps and support groups
  • Comfort care bags


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Nurse navigators are the lifeline for patients when they are diagnosed with cancer. “Our goal is to overcome barriers to treatment and to support patients through every step of their cancer journey. This is possible because of the generous support of our donors.” - Melissa DeSimone, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN, and Jeanne Melton, RN, OCN