Joplin Cancer Center Nurse Navigator

Our Nurse Navigator, Rita Glaze, helps patients through every step of detection and diagnosis. She is a resource for guidance, support, and answers.

Patients and families diagnosed with Breast or Lung cancer rely on the Nurse Navigator for:

  • Education, advocacy and guidance to create understanding and make decisions.
  • Emotional support.
  • Coordination of appointments at the Cancer Center or with physician specialists.
  • Connecting specialists and resources within Mercy Cancer Services.
  • Clarifying medical terminology.
Rita Glaze