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Cancer Patient Navigators

A cancer diagnosis comes with many unanswered questions and concerns. We are here to guide you during every stage of your diagnosis, but we encourage patients to contact us soon after they learn they have cancer so we can begin helping right away.

How your Cancer Patient Navigator can help
Our nurse navigators work directly with the patient and family to develop a program of support that is designed to meet their specific needs. The navigators are able to:

  • Provide information and support at the time of a new diagnosis, recurrence or end of life.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable clinical resource on many issues, including symptom management and family support needs.
  • Be a familiar, consistent source of support between treatment settings (surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, doctor’s office, hospital, clinic)

Is there a cost for the program?
The Cancer Patient Navigation Programs is completely free of charge.

Get started with a navigator
You may self-refer into the Cancer Patient Navigation Program. To contact a nurse navigator to get started or for more information about the program call (843) 727-8524.




Kelly Hauschild, CHHP
ACS Patient Resource Navigator
(843) 830-9727
Kelly meets with newly diagnosed patients to identify individual needs and connect them with resources available through Roper St. Francis, the American Cancer Society and community. She assists with general cancer education, financial and insurance information, transportation needs, nutritional counseling and support group options. Kelly has a bachelor of science in exercise science, a certificate in plant based nutrition from eCornell, is certified as a Food for Life instructor and is a board certified holistic health practitioner. 




Teresa Pischner, RN, MSN, OCN, BHS
Breast Nurse Navigator
(843) 724-2747
Teresa, an advanced practice nurse with an in-depth understanding of breast cancer, guides breast cancer patients through the complex maze of new information, treatment options and therapy regimens. Teresa is a helpful resource and familiar face to comfort and assist throughout treatment and recovery, allowing the patient to focus energy and efforts on their health.




Elizabeth Strojny
Nurse Navigator
Certified in oncology nursing, as well as in chemotherapy/biotherapy administration. During her career, she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as in oncology research.