YRMC understands a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Our nurse navigator is specially trained to help patients navigate the course of their breast cancer.
The nurse navigator becomes involved when a woman has an abnormal mammogram requiring a biopsy. She offers education and answers questions about the process of undergoing a biopsy. After the biopsy results are ready, the nurse navigator again offers education and clarifies the next steps.
If the biopsy uncovers cancer, our nurse navigator becomes an important contact and guide in coordinating appointments, educating and serving as the point person if questions or issues develop.
Our nurse navigator is an excellent resource for every breast cancer patient. She can direct patients to resources that provide emotional, financial or physical support.