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Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator

Your Personal Guide During Breast Cancer Care

At MyMichigan Health, patients diagnosed with breast cancer may be guided through the process of their treatment by a Nurse Navigator. Patients with cancer have a lot of questions and the nurse navigator is there to answer them.

The nurse navigator translates medical information and helps patients and their families understand the plan of care and what to expect from treatments and medications. This enables families to make practical plans and take action on their own behalf. The navigator also coordinates care with other treatment team members, including appointments for consultations and physician visits. This type of support is vital for patients with cancer, who may have as many as 100 medical appointments in the year following diagnosis.

The breast cancer nurse navigator helps women by:

  • Answering questions
  • Obtaining orders and referrals for additional procedures as needed
  • Scheduling consultations with a breast surgeon
  • Acting as an "extra set of ears" for patients
  • Providing educational resources to help patients and families better understand their individual diagnosis and treatment options
  • Communicating with regional physicians to expedite scheduling of procedures and appointments

For more information, contact our breast cancer nurse navigator by e-mail or call (989) 837-9061 or Toll Free (888) 626-4547.

Your Personal Guide During Breast Cancer Care

Breast Nurse Navigator, works with patients from the point of initial diagnosis and helps them navigate through their course of treatment and beyond. The Navigator is located at the Center for Women’s Health on the campus of MyMichigan Medical Center Midland. Please call (989) 837-9045 or e-mail.

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator - Melissa, Hoag, R.N., O.C.N.

Melissa Hoag, R.N., O.C.N., C.N.-B.N., Breast Nurse Navigator, has a strong background in oncology nursing. She navigates patients through the imaging process, workup, diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship. Melissa is located on the campus of MyMichigan Medical Center Alma in Alma. Please call Melissa at (989) 466-3351 or e-mail.

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator - Bonnie Goff, R.N., B.S.N.

Bonnie Goff, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.-B.N., Breast Nurse Navigator, her role is to educate, advocate and support patients and their families helping to decrease stress and give her patients a sense of control. Bonnie is located on the campus of MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena. Please call Bonnie at (989) 356-7530 or e-mail.

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator - Colleen Woods, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.-B.N.

Colleen Woods, B.S.N., C.N.-B.N., Breast Nurse Navigator, is an experienced oncology nurse and case manager. She works with patients to navigate them through their initial diagnosis, surgery, and all the way through treatment. Colleen is is located on the campus of MyMichigan Medical Center West Branch in West Branch, Michigan. She is available to answer questions related to breast problems, imaging workup, and biopsy process. She can be contacted at (989) 343-1126.