What is a Breast Nurse Navigator?
When you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, having a nurse specialist to help you navigate your care and concerns can make all the difference.
At the St. Anthony Breast Center we offer nurse navigator assistance, at no additional cost, to patients who have a breast cancer diagnosis. Our Certified Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator is a registered nurse with with more than a decade’s experience in oncology and nursing. She can assist you in finding the answers and support you need throughout your diagnostic evaluation and course of care.
How Does a Patient Connect With the Nurse Navigator?
Wen possible, the nurse navigator meets with the patient during her initial diagnostic appointment at St. Anthony Breast Center. If this introduction cannot take place that day, the navigator will contact the patient by telephone shortly thereafter to discuss needs and next steps.
The COPE Library™ for Breast Health
One of the many resources our nurse navigator can share with you when you visit the St. Anthony Breast Center is current, patient-friendly information from the COPE (Cancer Online Patient Education) Library. Among the topics covered are breast imaging procedures, biopsy procedures, types of breast cancers, surgical procedures, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy, side effects, reconstruction and medication. There is no charge for this information.
Our breast care team at St. Anthony North Health Campus offers the expertise and care that you can count on throughout your journey, from screenings to diagnosis and treatment to coping with side effects and life beyond cancer.
Our team includes:
- Board-Certified, Dedicated Breast Radiologists
- Board-Certified Breast Surgeons
- Breast Nurse Navigator