My Cancer Navigator
We help you find your way in the maze of medical information.
When you have cancer you can find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster. You are full of questions and it may be difficult to keep your head and stay calm. But you still need to make important decisions, for instance concerning your treatment. My Cancer Navigator helps you find the necessary information to do so, together with your physician.
What do the guidelines say about your type of cancer? Are there several options? Where can you find reliable information? Could you be a candidate for a clinical trial? Getting answers to all your questions is a whole job in itself. My Cancer Navigator helps you by searching the relevant information and summarising it in an understandable way.
You have the right to make your own decisions when it comes to the treatment you receive, in consultation with your doctor. When you have cancer, your instinct may be to do something about it as soon as possible and not to waste any time. Or maybe you want to tackle things at your own pace, step by step. My Cancer Navigator provides you with scientific information so that you can make well-considered and informed decisions.
So how does it work?
During a conversation by phone, a doctor of My Cancer Navigator will ask you about your situation and what your questions and concerns are. Our team of scientists and doctors will review your medical records and do the necessary research to respond to your questions. You will receive a customised summary, written in language you can understand. Our doctor will review this with you in a personal conversation, allowing you to be properly informed when it comes to making crucial decisions, together with your treatment team.
“I have received top coaching. Neither time nor effort were spared by Dr. Kuijten. Without her guidance, understanding and direct approach, I would not have been able to process my cancer in this way. For my wife too, the pleasant and expert explanations were a much appreciated support in the acceptance of my illness.”
What we offer
Just a few examples of what we can offer:
- We identify relevant scientific information about your condition.
- We properly explain the various options for treatment.
- We discuss your test results.
- We check whether clinical studies exist that you might be eligible for.
- Together we prepare the questions you wish to ask your doctor.
What we DON'T offer
My Cancer Navigator cannot cure your disease, but we can offer you guidance, giving you confidence that you have all the information you need and that you properly understand everything you wish to know.
My Cancer Navigator does not give a second opinion or medical advice, nor do we address practical issues such as insurance, homecare, transport, etc. If needed, we will of course do what we can to refer you to the proper organisations for this.
Contact us through the link below with a brief description of your medical condition and your questions. Our doctor will then get in touch.
If you are seeking support for a family member or friend, we can provide it, subject to receiving consent from that person. The parents of underage children with cancer can also request our support. All information is treated strictly confidential.
My Cancer Navigator is a free service for cancer patients. The service is an initiative of the Anticancer Fund and Dr Gabry Kuijten, who also coordinates it.
We can offer this service to patients thanks to donations. We are seeking partners and financial backing to sustainably expand My Cancer Navigator. At present this service for cancer patients can be continued thanks to a performance by the musical act Bazart during the Warmste Week 2018 fundraising event and a donation from the company Jolipa.
Every donation to the Anticancer Fund is greatly appreciated. For further information, please continue here.
My Cancer Navigator provides neither a second opinion nor medical advice.
The service helps patients to navigate through the medical labyrinth of information so that they can better understand the disease and its treatment, allowing each individual to make informed decisions together with their doctor.
The Anticancer Fund
The Anticancer Fund is an international research fund for cancer treatments that examines all promising research avenues, regardless of complexity, costs or revenues. The Anticancer Fund has extensive expertise in cancer treatments and makes it available to patients with questions, free of charge. Read more about the fund here.