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Take our FREE 5 minute breast health assessment to estimate your risk of developing breast cancer.

Have Questions?

We can help, contact one of our program coordinators today.

Center for Women's Health; Kathleen Ludwig (989) 837-9070

MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot; Candy Bendon (989) 466-7253

Or email at
breast.health@midmichigan.org

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator

Your Personal Guide During Breast Cancer Care

At MidMichigan 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 Cancer Nurse Navigator - Jessica Fodrocy, R.N., B.S.N., C.B.C.N., C.N.-B.N.

Jessica Fodrocy, R.N., B.S.N, C.B.C.N., C.N.-B.N., Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator,is a Certified Breast Care Nurse through the Oncology Nursing Society and a Certified Breast Nurse Navigator through the National Consortium of Breast Centers. Jessica is located at the Center for Women’s Health on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Please call Jessica at (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 MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot in Alma. Please call Melissa at (989) 466-3351 or e-mail.