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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. [click to continue…]

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