Colorado Total Breast Health is honored to provide our patients the expert care of Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute breast cancer nurse navigators. These nurse navigators are our patients' advocates, helping to reinforce and support the physician/patient relationship. Their goal is to enhance your quality of life, provide a sense of autonomy and help you manage your own health.
Our mission is to provide you and your family with education, support and coordination to help journey through your care after a cancer diagnosis.
Comprised of three leading HealthONE hospitals, North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center near downtown Denver and Rose Medical Center in central Denver, and with additional access points throughout the metro area, as well as the expert resources of our oncology partner, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, Colorado Total Breast Health serves you where you live and work. We deliver turnkey healthcare solutions to make it easier for women to access healthcare resources, including multiple locations, ease of access, personalized care, collaboration, and state-of-the-art capabilities.
The Oncology Nurse Navigator Role
The oncology nurse navigator’s role is to:
- Facilitate communication between all members of the healthcare team
- Provide education on disease processes, treatment options and clinical trial availability
- Help patients make informed decisions about their care
- Help provide uninterrupted and timely care
- Coordinate office visits across medical disciplines to streamline cancer care delivery
- Serve as a reliable and trusted source with answers to varied questions
- Organize multidisciplinary team conferences to promote collaboration in cancer treatment
- Provide a personalized touch to cancer care by visiting patients at appointments, assessing patients’ needs and relaying relevant information to providers
- Help decrease barriers to care by advocating for patients’ needs and linking them with resources
Our oncology nurse navigators help support:
- Newly diagnosed cancer patients
- Current cancer care patients who have questions about their care plan
- Family members of a diagnosed patient