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When criminal lawyer Mario Lavigne was told he had lung cancer, his doctor predicted he’d have six to nine months to live. It’s not clear what’s next – Lavigne is seeing a thoracic surgeon next week – but no matter where his therapy veers, he won’t be going alone…
Lavigne was among McGill University Health Centre’s first lung cancer patients to get a pivot nurse, whose role is to coach patients through the entire process starting with diagnosis and medical appointments through complicated treatments, medications and home care. That nurse is Myriam Briand, one of two highly trained professionals managing about 200 patients enrolled in the MUHC’s Lung Cancer Navigation Program.
Just having a nurse who knows the case inside out be available at the end of a telephone, said Lavigne’s wife, Manon Pelletier, “took my stress away.”
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