St. John's Hospitals are proud to provide all of our cancer patients a full-time, bilingual oncology nurse navigator to assist in managing your cancer care. The Oncology Nurse Navigator provides a touchpoint contact for patients and is here to help guide you through the entire cancer treatment process – from the initial diagnosis to the survivorship stage.
Your oncology nurse practitioner has experience working with a variety of cancers including: breast, prostate, colon, lung, thyroid, lymphomas, leukemias and others. She has the knowledge and experience to assist you in scheduling your appointments, giving you educational resources and helping you manage any side effects that may occur during cancer treatment.
Our oncology nurse navigator works closely with the entire cancer care team and serves as a constant presence for patients during their cancer treatment. Studies have demonstrated that patients who are diagnosed with cancer have improved outcomes when a nurse navigator is involved. Cancer patients can come to St. John's Cancer Center of Ventura County to see the nurse navigator and to find information and resources in a relaxed and caring atmosphere.
Alicia Zaragoza, is a trained Oncology Nurse Practitioner and Certified Breast Nurse Navigator. Her primary focus for the last 8 years has been medical oncology with a focus on breast and lung cancer. She is truly devoted to her patients and helps them navigate through their entire cancer experience.