In the course of a lifetime, one in every eight women in the U.S.
will be diagnosed with breast cancer. If it happens to you, we will be
there to help you every step of the way.
"You have breast cancer" are words no one wants to hear. It is easy
to be overwhelmed amid the vast sea of questions, concerns, tests and
treatment options. At the Saint Thomas Health's Centers for
Breast Health, we understand that much of the fear associated with a
breast cancer diagnosis is due to the uncertainty and feeling that
you have lost control of your life.
Fear is a normal reaction to a breast cancer diagnosis. When
turned in a positive direction, fear can motivate us toward better
education and communication. It can move us in a forward direction to
find the community and support teams that are best equipped to help us
through the times ahead.
Our team of nurse navigators is specially trained to help you manage your fears after diagnosis and throughout your treatment. Nurse navigators provide education, help you gather information for more informed decisions, facilitate communication with your medical team, help you understand the tests and procedures you will be facing and connect you with the many resources available.
Our nurse navigator program provides licensed nurses, skilled in
the knowledge, process and treatment of breast cancer, to help you
navigate your way along the path toward recovery and a better quality of
Nurse navigators serve as educators, advocates, guides and
liaisons between you, your medical team, your family and our extensive
network of support resources to facilitate your treatment, recovery and
rehabilitation. They will work with you to coordinate your appointments
and tests with your medical team. Throughout the process we will be
available to work with you one-on-one for your peace of mind.
You are not alone. With your nurse navigator and our full team of
breast cancer specialists, you can rest assured that you will have a
full range of support from the initial diagnosis through your full
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 615.284.LADY (5239).