American Cancer Society Patient Navigator
A cancer diagnosis can stop a person in their tracks. The Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society co-fund the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program at UConn Health. Amber Tillinghast is the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator at UConn Health. The American Cancer Society Navigator serves in a unique role as an employee of the American Cancer Society and a contractor at UConn Health’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The purpose of the navigator role is to assist our patients in finding resources, services, and information that may help or support them during their cancer journey. Some of the services offered include, but are not limited to, the following: