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Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center

When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, the questions, concerns and side effects of treatment don’t stop after hours or on the weekends. Neither should your cancer care. Call the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center with your concerns.

Get Answers to Your Cancer Questions 24/7

Whether you’re an Avera patient, or the family member or friend of an Avera patient, choose the Navigation Center for free information, support and comfort 24/7/365. No matter how your life has been touched by cancer, you can get the help you need.

Ask your cancer-related questions and get answers from our expert oncology social work and nurse navigators. Share your concerns, such as:

  • "My husband got sick from his treatment. Do I call the doctor, take him to the ER or just wait?"
  • "What is a clinical trial? Is that something I should be doing? Are there any available where I’m receiving care?"
  • "Are there any affordable places to stay while I get my treatment?"
  • "Will my insurance cover my cancer care?"
  • "Can I talk to someone else who is facing cancer?"

Confidential & Personalized Cancer Care

Regardless of where you live or receive treatment within the Avera health system, we'll help you find resources and services close to home. Rely on us to deliver the support you need for every step of your cancer journey.

Call the Navigation Center for:

  • Information regarding your diagnosis, treatment, side effects, caregiving, survivorship and more
  • Emotional support including coping strategies and connections to counselors, cancer support groups and online support communities
  • Assistance with finding insurance specialists and financial resources
  • Recommendations for local transportation and lodging
  • Access to care providers, medical services and cancer prevention services

Explore Cancer Care at Avera

Take advantage of extensive cancer resources, support services and the expertise of our Cancer Navigators.

Cancer Resources

Choose the best. With an extensive network of cancer resources across six Avera Cancer Institute locations, you benefit from access to a broad network of nearby resources, professionals and services. Our navigators can also connect you to regional and national resources.

Cancer Support

Cancer affects you in every way – physically, emotionally, relationally, spiritually and financially. Get personalized support for your whole person – body, mind and spirit – at Avera.

Cancer Expertise

Cancer Navigators serve as a vital extension of your cancer care team. When you call the Navigation Center, you’ll connect with a registered nurse or master’s level social worker who specializes in cancer care in rural areas and will help guide you through the process of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

Although receiving a cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming, you can always call us to talk. We’ll help you find the closest oncologist, Avera Cancer Institute locations and even facilities with bone marrow transplant, clinical trials and genomic medicine. We can also connect you to dietitians, financial counselors, physical therapists, counselors, and spiritual care providers.

Current Cancer Patients

Undergoing cancer treatment is challenging in every aspect – physically, emotionally and spiritually. If you have questions about your treatment options, symptoms or side effects, you can request assistance from our nurse navigator for each step of your cancer journey.

If you’re struggling with your emotions, employment, relationships, finances or logistics of care, contact our social work navigator.


When someone you love faces cancer, it affects you, too. Whether you’re the primary caregiver, family member or friend of someone diagnosed with cancer, bring your questions to Avera.

Cancer Survivors

As a cancer survivor, you may experience issues such as long-term effects of treatment or fear of recurrence. We’re ready to answer all of your questions, connect you with expert assistance, or simply talk with you about being a cancer survivor.

With generous philanthropic support from the Avera McKennan Foundation, you and your loved ones receive Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center services free of charge. To help continue the mission, donate now.

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24/7 Cancer Support

If you live within the Avera region, you can get the support you need 24/7 and find answers to your cancer-related questions or concerns. Call or email the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center today.


Share Your Navigation Story

Give others the chance to learn from your cancer journey and how you were helped by working with Avera Cancer Institute navigators.

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Related Locations

Get fast access to top-quality, comprehensive cancer care close to home. Visit one of our six major Avera Cancer Institute locations or 40 outreach centers serving South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and North Dakota.

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