Breast Nurse Navigators Offer Guidance When You Most Need ItLast updated: Oct 09, 2013
If you have an abnormal breast diagnosis, you are likely to experience many emotions, including feeling worried and sad. You also might feel overwhelmed about the steps you must take to make progress through your diagnosis and treatment.
Our breast nurse navigators
can help guide and support you every step of the way
through your mammogram and follow-up visits.
Our certified breast nurse navigators have extensive experience addressing physical and emotional needs if your breast diagnosis requires additional testing, biopsy, breast surgery, and follow-up treatment. They can help you understand your condition / disease, explain your doctor’s recommendations, clarify medical information and terms, and offer information about helpful resources. They also can give you literature about breast health, chemotherapy side effects and management, lymphedema therapy, and healthy dietary and lifestyle habits such as exercise programs. Our nurse navigators can answer questions about risk for breast cancer, including how and if family history influences it. Most of all, our nurse navigators can tell you what you can expect if you get an abnormal diagnosis.
Skilled and compassionate,
our breast nurse navigators will ensure that you never feel alone.
In addition to familiarizing you with our Breast Care Center services, our breast nurse navigators can give you information about:
- Breast cancer, invasive and noninvasive
- Breast health
- Breast disease
- Breast surgery
- Mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Procedures, including biopsies and surgery for breast cancer or benign breast disease
- Self exams
- Support Groups for patients with breast cancer
- Survivor programs and what you can expect as a survivor
If you need a breast procedure or procedures,
our breast nurse navigators can coordinate your appointments
and help you communicate with your providers.
About Our Breast Care Center
Our Breast Care Center offers comprehensive support and care of benign conditions and all stages of breast cancer. In addition to expert diagnosis and treatment, we empower you with education so that you can partner with your physicians to make informed decisions. Our personalized treatment plans help ensure the best possible outcomes while we assist you in adjusting to, coping with, and managing disease.
Our physicians will interpret your imaging, perform clinical breast exams, review your family history, and offer you a comprehensive plan for your breast and overall health.
We also can refer you for:
- Counseling and behavioral health
- Genetic testing
- Lifestyle changes
- Nutrition counseling
- Financial assistance
For more information
or to speak with a breast nurse navigator,
please call 908-277-8670.
The American College of Surgeons
National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
fully accredits our center.
Summit Medical Group Breast Care Center
is one of few breast centers in the United States
and one of only 2 centers in New Jersey
designated a National Consortium of Breast Centers
Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.