Women's Health

How a Health Navigator Can Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

Health navigators and breast cancer treatment

Health navigators and breast cancer treatment

This is why many hospitals and medical centers are advertising the services of a health navigator. This person—sometimes referred to as a patient navigator or a nurse navigator—is a qualified and knowledgeable individual whose role is to ensure that you endure the least amount of hassle, and are offered the best path forward through cancer treatment. Like a GPS navigation system, health navigators alert you to what is coming up, how and when to take each turn, and can set your mind at ease in unfamiliar and often frightening territory.

Health navigators also play an important role on both sides of breast cancer treatment, allowing the patient to make the best possible decision for themselves while freeing up doctors and nurses to actively treat and spend less time consulting. They are people dedicated to being there when called upon, and their accessibility makes them invaluable in times of emergency. In the fight against breast cancer, they can be one of the greatest assets on your team, and they will be there with you every step of the way.