American Cancer Society's Cancer Resource Navigator

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Swedish Cancer Institute offers an innovative patient-assistance program called the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator. This service complements the SCI’s full range of integrated cancer-care services, which helps link patients with vital cancer related resources in the community.

What is a Patient Navigator?

The American Cancer Society Cancer Patient Navigator is a professional health care provider dedicated to helping cancer patients, families and caregivers navigate the many systems needed before, during and after diagnosis.

Benefits of This Service

The patient navigator is available to:

  • Provide information and materials on coping with illness and treatment
  • Refer patients to support groups, classes and community resources
  • Assist with transportation and lodging for patients at free or discounted rates
  • Supply complimentary wigs and hats
  • Enroll patients in American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better class, providing patients with free beauty and skin-care products that combat the effects of treatment
  • Connect newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients with breast cancer survivors who are able to help provide support and information
  • Assist with clinical trial information
  • Provide tours of the Swedish Cancer Institute

About Our Navigator, Carisa Almquist


Carisa is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) available to support patients and families navigate through their personal cancer journey. 

Carisa can provide you with direct support including connection to resources. If you would like to learn more, call 206-215-6557 or send an email.