Breast Health Navigator

Helping patients navigate through their cancer journey from discovery to recovery

A breast health navigator is a health care professional trained in breast cancer care, who guides and supports patients and their families through the many challenges of breast cancer. The navigator is dedicated to bringing together all multidisciplinary team members involved in a patient's care.

The breast health navigator will provide assistance with:

  • Understanding diagnosis and available treatment options
  • Understanding what resources are available and how to access them
  • Overcoming barriers and coordinating care with the entire healthcare team, including:
    • Surgeons
    • Medical oncologists
    • Radiation oncologists
    • Plastic surgeons
    • Genetic counselors
    • Support groups
    • Dieticians
    • Physical/Lymphedema therapists
    • Radiologists
  • Understanding your medications
  • Connecting patients with outside resource centers such as the American Cancer Society, The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, YMCA ABC program, Susan G. Komen, and Gilda's Club for group support and breast cancer related products
  • Providing educational materials
  • Improving communication between the healthcare team and hosting multidisciplinary breast cancer conferences to assure personalized breast cancer treatment for each patient
  • Offering patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials
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