Care navigator helps breast cancer patients through treatment

BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The diagnoses of breast cancer is something no person can prepare themselves for. To help it's patients through the process, the Waldo County General Hospital has a Breast Care Navigator.

Kim Lenfestey has held the navigator position at the Belfast hospital since it was created two years ago. She is with patients from the time they are diagnosed and remains with them through out the months of hospital visits that follow.

"It's scary," said Lenfestey. "They begin thinking about what's next."

She helps with appointments, referrals, insurance forms and much more. For patient, Julie Doolan, it was the emotional support Lenfestey provided that meant the most to her after being diagnosed with breast cancer in April.

"If I hadn't had the support I did have it would have been a lot harder to go through," said Doolan.

Around 60 breast cancer patients have been navigated through their treatments at Waldo County General Hospital over the last two years.


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