The words breast cancer can ignite a variety of emotions when a woman hears them from her healthcare provider. There are unanswered questions, unknown treatments and an uncertain future. But women facing a breast cancer diagnosis are able to find support and strength to help cope with this disease, thanks to a special program at Agnesian HealthCare's St. Agnes Hospital.
Breast health coordinators help pull all the disciplines together so women can more easily get through the treatment process and hopefully minimize stress. They educate, facilitate, advocate and coordinate. But more than that, they go beyond the illness. These women are people we get to know, and we are with them every step of the way doing what we can.
The breast health coordinators help answer questions; accompany women on provider visits and during procedures; give updates; and provide comfort, empathy and compassion.