Memorial expands guidance for breast cancer patients

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Allen
Knust

JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center recently added two new positions to offer more personal guidance for its breast cancer patients.

Stephanie Allen is a new breast imaging navigator in the Women’s Center, and Melissa Knust is a new oncology nurse navigator in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Together, they form Memorial Hospital’s Breast Navigation Services to help breast cancer patients and their families through the cancer journey.

Navigators are health care professionals specially trained to coordinate the clinical, educational and supportive needs patients may face with a cancer diagnosis. Being a navigator includes answering questions, communicating with health care providers to keep them informed of the patient’s condition and working with other professionals to ensure complete, compassionate care for the overall wellness of breast cancer patients.

Allen is a graduate of Marian University with an associate’s degree in applied science-radiology, and of Indiana Wesleyan with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is certified in mammography, breast ultrasound and breast imaging navigation. She has over 25 years of experience and has worked in all areas of breast imaging.

Knust is a graduate of Vincennes University Jasper Campus with an associate’s degree in nursing, and of Western Governors University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has been a nurse for 12 years and has worked at the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center for seven years. She is an oncology-certified nurse.

For more information on Memorial Hospital’s Breast Navigation Services, call the Women’s Center at 812-996-8626.




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