Patient Navigators at NCH

Breast Patient Navigator

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Breast health specialists here for you

Our breast patient navigators work with all patients having a breast biopsy at Northwest Community Hospital by preparing you, assisting with the procedure and guiding you through the results and follow-up process. The patient navigators serve as a consistent care coordinator throughout your care, assessing your physical, psychological and social needs—no matter the results of the biopsy.

Get support throughout your breast cancer journey

NCH breast patient navigators are certified nurses who will guide both you and your family throughout your breast cancer journey. They act as a proactive link between you and your physicians and ensure that everyone is informed about your care and well-being. Your breast patient  navigator will:

  • Answer all of your questions and provide support any time you need it
  • Coordinate your care and treatment scheduling
  • Aid with financial issues
  • Explain procedures—before you have them
  • Help you and your family understand your diagnosis and treatment options
  • Provide information about services and resources you may need

Get a better picture of your treatment options with a second opinion

If you are diagnosed at another healthcare facility with breast cancer, our navigators can provide a thorough second opinion of your diagnosis and treatment options. With knowledge about the latest technologies and treatment options—paired with access to our multidisciplinary team of doctors—NCH breast patient navigators play a vital role as we review your diagnosis and provide personalized recommendations.  Call today: 847-618-5880.

Supporting breast health in the community

In addition to serving your needs while receiving care at the NCH Breast Center, breast patient navigators collaborate with our oncology social worker to facilitate support groups for breast cancer survivors here at NCH.

In the community, the navigators build awareness of breast health practices and act as community educators for early detection of breast disease.

NCH patient navigators are also involved in research when patients are enrolled in clinical trials, and they use current research to improve patient care.

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NCH Team Member

Diane Fife, RN, BSN

Breast Patient Navigator

NCH Team Member

Sandy Hoffman, RNC, MSN, APN

Breast Nurse Navigator

NCH Team Member

Christine Masonick, RN, MSN, OCN

Breast Patient Navigator