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

Meet Rita

Nurse Navigator

Mercy Cancer Center offers the latest advancements in cancer treatment. Patients have access to new drugs and therapies, clinical trials of experimental pharmaceuticals and diagnostic technology at the leading edge of medicine - with convenience and compassion for cancer care patients and their families.