Your team at the Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Cancer and Blood Disorders Center includes your primary care provider, physician specialists in cancer treatment including medical, surgical and radiation oncology, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists, nurses, dietitians, chaplains, RN care coordinator, social workers, psychologists, behavioral health counselors, educators and experts in any other service you might require or desire.
Team and Roles
We understand that you are being asked to make important decisions at a time when you might not be feeling your best. As part of your cancer care plan, all members of your cancer team are committed to helping you navigate through the health care system, to identify when options are to be considered and to help you understand them so you and your family can make a fully informed decision.
The RN Care Coordinator will:
The Social Worker offers psychosocial and emotional support, and assists in connecting you to local, regional and national resources available such as:
The Registered Dietitian is available to design a nutrition plan to meet your needs and:
Chaplains are available to offer emotional and spiritual support to you and your family throughout your cancer journey. The chaplain can help you with:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist works closely with the support team and is available to offer you and your family for:
The American Cancer Society (ACS) Navigator assists with the following services:
Volunteers play an important role in cancer care through their caring presence and support by offering: