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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
April 21, 2014

The generousity of the NBCF to United Hospital Center has had a tremendous impact on the care of breast cancer patients through North Centeral West Virginia. We are able to provide services from mammogram and if abnormal to breast cancer survivorship. We are able to provide community outreach to many people who would normally not receive this education. The Clinical Navigator for Breast Health is the positon created with the help from a grant from the NBCF. This positon is very needed in this area and is helping so many people.Thank you, NBCF for all that you do!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
October 3, 2012

Through the generosity of a grant from NBCF, United Hospital Center now has a Clinical Navigator for breast health. This position has allowed UHC to help improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients throughout north central West Virginia.

Previously, physicians in our service area were unaware of the resources available to them. Now with the navigator position, doctors can send breast patients to the navigator when a patient may have special needs or concerns.

The patient no longer needs to travel out of the region. They can now receive the all-inclusive care they need close to home.

The navigator's job is to follow the patient from abnormal mammograms to diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. In addition, a navigator will go to biopsies with the breast patient as well as providing education on the processes to follow. It is important for the navigator to track patients so they do not get lost in the process.

The navigator's position has helped us to uncover high levels of stress to be common among cancer patients; therefore, she has applied for a grant to introduce a complimentary therapy for stress reduction.

The grant from NBCF has permitted the navigator at UHC to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent individuals from getting the right care, at the right time and by the right person for cancer prevention,early detection or cancer treatment.


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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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