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Cancer Navigator Program at Winthrop University Hospital Cancer Center

At the Forefront of Cancer Care

A diagnosis of cancer is a life-altering challenge for patients as well as their families. While balancing doctor appointments, hospital stays and treatments with everyday life, other issues arise involving emotional and social distress, insurance questions, employment and education challenges, and more.

Our Cancer Navigator Program is Here For You. And Your Family.

Winthrop’s Cancer Navigator Program offers personalized assistance to patients, families and caregivers throughout the cancer journey, from pre-diagnosis through treatment, and beyond.

Cancer Navigators are nurses and physician assistants who specialize in the care of people with cancer, helping them move seamlessly through the many diagnostic tests, procedures, physician visits and treatments they face after a diagnosis of cancer. 

In addition to assisting patients from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience, they also provide ongoing emotional support when it’s needed most.

At no cost to our patients, our professional patient navigation services help to:

  • Reduce or eliminate barriers to care, and pave the way for early and timely screenings and diagnostic tests which reduce morbidity and mortality
  • Facilitate coordination of testing, treatment and follow up care
  • Provide education about cancer and treatment options
  • Identify and assist with accessing financial, legal and community support services
  • Provide emotional support and guidance
  • Make referrals to oncology social workers, support groups and provide additional resources as needed
  • Serve as a liaison for the cancer patient and family with physicians and other healthcare providers
  • Develop a survivorship care plan in collaboration with patients

Our Cancer Navigator Team

Winthrop’s patient navigation team is available to assist patients who are dealing with a diagnosis of breast, prostate, kidney, bladder, colon, gynecologic or lung cancers.

Lung Cancer Screening 
Alisa Braithwaite, RN, BSN, OCN
200 Old Country Road
Suite 440
Mineola, NY 11501
516-663-4658

Lung Cancer Navigator
Janine D’Amico, RN, A-NP
200 Old Country Road
Suite 440
Mineola, NY 11501
516-663-4637

Gynecologic Cancer Navigator
Irma Fenty, RN, BSN
120 Mineola Boulevard
Suite 430
Mineola, NY 11501
516-663-1082

Colorectal/Gastrointestinal/Head & Neck Cancer Navigator
Christine Guarnieri, RN-C, MSN, OCN
120 Mineola Boulevard
Suite 430
Mineola, NY 11501
516-663-2601

Breast Cancer Navigator
Maya Kazanjian, RN, BSN
222 Station Plaza North
Suite 438A
Mineola, NY 11501 
516-663-3887

Breast Imaging Navigator
Anna Israelton, RN, CBPN-I
120 Mineola Boulevard
Suite 550
Mineola, NY 11501
516-663-2400 / 516-242-3921

Prostate/Bladder/Kidney Cancer Navigator
Tara Simon, RN, BSN, OCN
200 Old Country Road
Suite 440
Mineola, NY 11501
516-663-2251