Recently, Saint Joseph Breast Center demonstrated a new level of commitment to women diagnosed with breast cancer by adding a nurse navigator to their team. The nurse navigator acts to remove barriers to care and help relieve the stress a woman feels in maneuvering through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Communicating biopsy results and arranging followup surgical consultations are among many of the services the nurse navigator offers.
She provides women with educational material on topics faced during treatment and is available to answer questions. The nurse navigator attempts to match a patient's needs with resources in the community, while providing compassionate support.