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  • Oncology Nurse Navigators

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Oncology Nurse Navigators

In many cases, the nurse navigator is the first person you’ll talk with at Cone Health Cancer Center. Your nurse navigator—a registered nurse with years of experience caring for people affected by cancer—is your advocate, educator, cheerleader, guide and care coordinator. Count on him or her to help you:

  • Get to the right appointments at the right time
  • Understand your specific diagnosis and treatment options
  • Communicate with your doctors
  • Access educational materials
  • Find community resources
  • Cope with emotional challenges
  • Manage side effects and symptoms
  • Get answers when you’re not sure who to call

You’ll see your navigator at your first Cancer Center appointment and build a relationship throughout your cancer journey, especially as you reach important milestones, such as your first and last treatments.

Our Navigators

Dawn Placke

Dawn Placke, RN, BSN
is a Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Nurse
Navigator at the Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long.

Wellness Matters

  • Making Sense of Mammograms

    Making Sense of Mammograms: Why Are They Important?

    Mammograms can help you detect breast cancer early – even before you experience other symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about mammograms.
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  • Getting Your Health Back on Track

    Getting Your Preventative Health Care Plan Back on Track

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people held off on getting important health screenings or having annual wellness check-ins with their care providers. Matt Manning, MD, chief of oncology, Cone Health, and Patrick Wright, MD, medical director, Cone Health Mobile Health Program, cover important steps to take to get your health and wellness back on track in this 2 Your Well-Being discussion with WFMY News 2.
    July 19, 2021
  • 5 Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer

    5 Steps to Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer

    It is estimated that approximately 331,530 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. While there are certain risk factors you can’t control, there are steps you can take today to help lower your risk. Gustav C. Magrinat, MD, a medical oncologist with Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital and member of Cone Health Medical Group, shares 5 ways to help reduce your risk for breast cancer.
    October 21, 2020