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Nurse Navigator for Breast Cancer Patients

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer can be overwhelmed by the emotions and decisions surrounding such news.

Carol Emberley, RN, will
guide you through the many
aspects of your treatment.

With this in mind, the Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center at University of Colorado Hospital offers a "nurse navigator" to breast cancer patients. She literally helps patients navigate their way through a course of care and what can be an emotional, even confounding journey.

Your personal guide and advocate

Charge nurse Carol Emberley, RN, BSN, has worked at University of Colorado Hospital for 25 years. As nurse navigator, Carol is the primary contact for breast cancer patients as they begin working with the breast cancer team.

Carol brings a gift for communicating with clarity and empathy to her role, and is there to answer your questions and schedule your first appointment. She will personally introduce you to the expert team of physicians and nurses who will develop a specific treatment plan for you.

She explains unfamiliar terms and concepts, and helps you understand and take advantage of the many resources available to you at the hospital.

Please call (720) 848-1030 and ask to speak to Carol Emberley, and meet a friend and advocate who is ready to walk with you in your fight against breast cancer.


A story about UCH's nurse navigator appeared in the February 17, 2009 issue of the UCH Insider, the hospital's candid e-newsletter. Tyler Smith is managing editor of the Insider, which is available via free e-mail subscription.

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