The Nurse Navigator serves as a liaison between individual patients and the various healthcare providers required for proper diagnosis, treatment, and disease management. Serving as a consistent care coordinator throughout a breast cancer patient's experience - from breast health education and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The Nurse Navigator assists patients in a variety of ways, including:
explaining medical and cancer information;
helping to schedule and keep medical appointments;
arranging follow-up care;
coordinating and streamlining insurance needs;
and identifying local resources and appropriate support.