In the course of a lifetime, one in every eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
A diagnosis of breast cancer, regardless of your stage or age, can be a
frightening, life-altering experience. It is easy to get lost and
overwhelmed amid the vast sea of questions, concerns, tests and
treatment options. At the Saint Thomas Health 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’ve 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, located within the Saint Thomas Health Centers for Breast Health, 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.
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 life.
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 they will be available to work with
you one-on-one for your peace of mind.
Learn more about the Nurse Navigator Program.