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Southwest Georgia’s Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator

Breast cancer patients often have a confusing road ahead of them after diagnosis. Our nurse navigator guides them through it all. A nurse navigator coordinates care among the patient’s physicians, helps the patient identify problem areas, makes appropriate referrals, and aids in pre and post surgical options and education.

Our skilled nurse-educator provides support and exercise programs tailored to individual patient needs.

Our goals are to:

  • Monitor ongoing needs of the patient to ensure efficient and effective access to services
  • Provide coordination of care between primary care physician and all health care providers
  • Have a registered nurse dedicated to breast care provide direction and assistance to the patient and their family

Services we provide, include:

  • Breast cancer basics information and literature

  • Chemotherapy/Radiation/Clinical trials information

  • Mastectomy/Lumpectomy education materials

  • Pre and Post op education

  • Reconstruction information

  • Social worker contacts

  • Breast cancer support groups

  • Lymphedema education

  • Nutrition and lifestyle guidance

  • Emotional and spiritual support throughout treatment and recovery.

  • Certified fitter for breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras

  • Contact information for American Cancer Society:

    • Reach to Recovery Program

    • Look Good… Feel Better Program

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 229-312-4012.