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Breast Health Navigator

Breast Health Navigators (BHN) are nursing professionals who are specially trained to coordinate the clinical, educational and supportive needs of our patients who are either facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis or newly diagnosed with breast cancer. These women are experienced in women's health and oncology (cancer care).

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What is the Role of the Breast Health Navigator?

Her role is to serve as an expert reference and guide for our patients in all aspects of their breast care. From the time of an abnormal mammogram, the BHN will work with the patient and family members to provide support and education and to assist in the delivery of comprehensive breast care at Lowell General Hospital.

The Breast Health Navigator's role includes:

  • Obtaining a focused patient history
  • Providing clinical breast exams
  • Assisting patients in the interpretation and understanding of test and pathology results
  • Working with your provider to facilitate the scheduling of diagnostic tests and referrals
  • Assessing and referring women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer for genetic counseling
  • Serving as a resource to patients diagnosed with breast cancer or benign breast changes, their family and staff
  • Assisting with coordination of a personalized care plan and post-operative care

Breast Health Navigator Program

Lowell General Hospital strives to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our patients. For that reason, we are pleased to offer the services of our Breast Health Navigators (BHN). The goal of the Breast Health Navigator program is to provide patients with a seamless delivery of breast health care. Learn more about our Breast Health Navigator Program.

Patient Stories

Recommended Online Resources:

American Cancer Society
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345

Cancer Information Service (National Cancer Institute)
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER

The Women's Health Resource

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Phone: 1-800-548-8252

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