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A breast cancer diagnosis may be the biggest challenge you and your loved ones will ever face, but with care from Holy Cross Hospital Breast Center – you are not alone. As part of your care team of cancer specialists, you have access to your own cancer nurse navigator. Part guide, advocate, educator and friend, she will help you through your journey – answering questions, making appointments, helping you keep your balance through diagnosis, treatment and after.  

"My nurse navigator told me I could call her cell phone - anytime, day or night, when I was feeling depressed or having a bad day. She was my best friend through this journey; I don't know what I would have done without her." 

-Serena Culley, Breast Cancer Survivor

At the Holy Cross Hospital Breast Center, your personal cancer nurse navigator can help you understand your individual breast cancer diagnosis and personal treatment options. She’ll be available to give you any information you may want or need once you have received a diagnosis and answer questions at any stage of your care. She can:

  • Explain your diagnosis
  • Tell you who will be on your treatment team
  • Explain your treatment options such as types of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation
  • Discuss side effects
  • Provide access to available resources and support services
  • Answer questions and concerns throughout your treatment
  • Accompany you to doctors appointments for initial consultations
  • Provide emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual support

Your cancer nurse navigator can also guide you to a variety of other hospital and community resources you may need, including breast cancer support groups. Assistance from the Breast Center is available to help you no matter where your treatment takes place – at the hospital, in your private doctor’s office, at an outpatient radiation clinic or other facility in the community.

You can call upon us for advice and support anytime, anyplace, with your cancer nurse navigator serving as your personal guide.

To speak with a Holy Cross Hospital oncology nurse navigator, call 301-754-7879.

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