Breast cancer nurse navigators helping patients through treatment

Every year about 264,000 women in the United States will find out they have breast cancer. Many families starting the journey won’t have any previous experience with it.

That’s where Novant Health’s nurse navigators step in.

A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, isolating, and scary.

“I had no family history, so it was very [out of] left field for me," Jacinda Miller said. "It was my first mammogram."

Miller is through the toughest parts of her battle, finished with radiation and chemotherapy. But she didn’t do it alone.

“I would text her or call her and say, 'I feel like this, I don’t know what to do about that,' and she was quick to say, 'This is normal, this is what’s supposed to be happening, hang in there you’ve got this,'" Miller said. "She was one of my biggest cheerleaders."

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