Nurse Navigator for GI Cancer Patients
A diagnosis of cancer - or of cancer recurrence - can produce overwhelming feelings of shock, fear and anxiety. Patients who hear this news may be in emotional crisis, often fearful of what lies next.
Julie Banahan, RN, BSN, OCN
Our Nurse Navigator gives them direction to deal with these emotions and health issues, and provides expert guidance through a sometimes complex healthcare system.
An expert to coordinate your care
UCH GI Nurse Navigator Julie Banahan has the knowledge and expertise to coordinate your care with the appropriate specialists and to help find individualized treatment plans that work best for you and your lifestyle.
These treatment plans are tailored to your disease stage, financial concerns, coping mechanisms, cancer rehabilitation, pharmaceutical needs, transportation, nutrition needs, and more. Referrals are prioritized, medical records and pathology are gathered, and appointments are scheduled on your behalf.
The UCH Cancer Center provides you with access to the best providers in the country; to clinical trials and advanced research; to the latest diagnostic technology; and to a Nurse Navigator who ensures that all of these valuable resources are available to you.
To contact Julie Banahan, please call (720) 848-0201 or UCH-GIcancer@uch.edu.