Learning you have cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. Your doctors, nurses and other care providers are there to help, but it can be hard to process all the information you’re receiving and make choices about your care and treatment.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Nurse Navigators are here for you. Registered nurses with cancer expertise, the Navigators can help you understand your diagnosis and treatment, and provide moral support when you need it most. Our Nurse Navigators can:
- Educate you and your loved ones about your individual cancer diagnosis and treatment options
- Help you make informed decisions about your treatment and care
- Advocate for you during treatment
- Coordinate the team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals providing your care
- Help you with your recovery and rehabilitation plans
- Provide moral support and a sympathetic ear
Your Nurse Navigator is available, one-on-one, to help answer your questions, explain your options, or just listen.
Your doctor may refer you to a Nurse Navigator, or you can call the George Bray Cancer Center, (860) 224-5610.
Noa Mencher, R.N., BSN, MPA
Bachelor's degree, nursing, School of Nursing, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel; masters of public administration with concentration in gerontology and management of senior housing facilities, Worcester, Mass.
Advanced oncology certification. Fluent in English and Hebrew; competent in written and some conversational Arabic.