Nurse Navigators in Breast Cancer Care

by Tera Tuten on October 1, 2013

breast cancer nurse navigatorOctober 1 marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It not only commemorates breast cancer survivors, but also the health care providers that make a difference in cancer care. It’s a month-long celebration of the strong men and women who have faced and overcame cancer diagnoses. One such provider is the “breast cancer nurse navigator. ”

Nurse Navigators, sometimes called Care Coordinators, are nurses who assist patients through every step of the treatment process, whether it be for surgeries, cancer care, screenings, and other cancer-related activities. Breast cancer nurse navigators are special in that they guide patients from the cancer diagnosis all the way through the end of treatment.

A Few Roles of the Nurse Navigator in Breast Cancer Care¹:

  • Helping patient understand diagnosis and available treatment options
  • Coordinating care and treatment scheduling
  • Providing valuable financial information
  • Voicing any questions or concerns to doctors and other providers
  • Finding transportation to appointments or other treatment-related activities
  • Explaining procedures thoroughly, especially using resources available from cancer centers
  • Providing educational materials and care supplies
  • Providing emotional support for patients and loved ones from diagnosis through treatment

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Nurse Navigator in Breast Cancer Care, take part in the FREE CE Course Nurse Navigators as Bridge to Breast Cancer Survival




{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeff 10.14.13 at 4:37 pm

Sometimes I forget that Soliant is helping to make a differance in this world of ours! Most people have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another. I lost a close relative to breast cancer and it is good to see that Soliant is providing Nurses to help make life a little better for those going through this horrible disease.


Joey Hane 10.15.13 at 1:36 pm

I agree with the above comment 100%! I have also lost loved ones to cancer, and I am proud to be a part of a company actively fights against it by raising awareness and employing these types of health care providers.


Erika York 10.18.13 at 2:30 pm

This is great to see. The more support, the more knowledge. I hope we continue to raise awareness. Like Jeff mentioned, we are all connected to someone who has it or had it. I am glad October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Heather 11.08.13 at 9:53 am

Exactly what seriously influenced u to publish “Nurse Navigators in Breast Cancer Care –
Soliant Health”? Itruly adored it! Regards -Otilia


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