Cancer Care Coordinator
Your personal connection to streamlined cancer care
Banner Desert Cancer Center now offers patients the opportunity to work with a dedicated cancer care coordinator.
Pat Pinckard, cancer care coordinator, is here to help reduce the stress that many patients experience after hearing the words “you have cancer.” Pat is a certified nurse practitioner with more than 25 years experience working in cancer care. Pat has in-depth knowledge of the many facets of cancer care, including education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
What does the cancer care coordinator do?
The cancer care coordinator provides support and serves as a personal liaison for cancer patients undergoing treatment and seeking guidance. She also advocates for patients by making sure they get the , support and resources they need.
How can the cancer care coordinator help me?
The Cancer Care Coordinator can assist with any part of a patient's cancer journey, from scheduling tests and treatments to answering questions about our hospital programs and services. It is the cancer care coordinator's mission to provide guidance and support that will best help you manage the cancer journey.
How do I talk with a Cancer Care Coordinator?
Contact Pat Pinckard at (480) 412-3808 to start working with a cancer care coordinator today.
Other support services offered at Banner Desert
- American Cancer Society Cancer Navigator and Resource Center
- Banner Home Care and Hospice
- Individualized Patient and Family Education Programming
- Face in the Mirror
- Free Oncology Counseling
- Free Integrative Therapy, including pet, music, massage and aromatherapy
- Jewel’s Garden Oncology Boutique
- Lymphedema Clinic
- Outpatient Infusion Services
- Multiple Support Groups for both patients and families