Sinclair Cares: Cancer 'Nurse Navigators'
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
One of the most frustrating things right after a cancer diagnosis is processing a flood of new information.
That's where nurse navigators come in.
Nurse navigator Julie said, "I always say that I think patients get a mini medical degree with this diagnosis and they're asked to make all these decisions, which they have no history in making those types of decisions."
The first nurse navigator program was launched in 1990 and they're now using them in hospitals around the country.