For women diagnosed with breast cancer, learning how to fight the disease can be an emotional, frightening experience with more questions than answers.
Studies show that in the first four to six weeks at time of diagnosis, that fear and anxiety of the unknown exists. Reality hits hard, having cancer and what to do next. No one should go through a diagnosis of cancer alone.
Martin Health System's Breast Health Navigator Team Can Help
Martin Health's Breast Health Navigator program is designed to assist women who have been recently diagnosed, are already living with breast cancer or have had a recurrence of the disease. The program helps women cope with the anxiety of being diagnosed with cancer, provides information and resources, decreases barriers to services and seeks to expedite access to care.
The Breast Health Navigator team answers questions, provides information on insurance or potential resources, and attempts to get the patient access to services as quickly as possible. Patients are followed up on every couple of months or as needed.
We help women know what their options are. Navigating patients through their courses of therapies, tests and treatments offers a valuable support system.
The free program, which began in April 2005, started with the help of a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and has also received generous contributions from the Harbour Ridge Ladies Golf Association in Palm City.
Breast Health Navigator Services
Our free services include:
- Helping you learn about your diagnosis and its treatment
- Finding resources and support
- Guiding you through the health care system
- Helping you feel more in control of your care
- Helping you speak with doctors and staff
- Streamlining and scheduling appointments
The Breast Health Navigator team:
- a registered nurse, certified in oncology and breast health navigator
- a clinical oncology social worker
Download the Breast Health Navigator brochure.
How to Get Help
You may refer yourself (just give us a call), or ask your physician to refer you.
Breast Health Navigator Program
Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center
501 E. Osceola St.
Stuart, FL 34994
772.223.5945, ext. 3774