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Monica Scanlan, BSN, RN

Monica Scanlan, RN, BSN

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Nurse Navigator, Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Surgery

Treatment Philosophy

 I came to Fox Chase in 1986, when we first started doing general surgery.  I was an Operating Room (OR) nurse looking to leave Roxborough Hospital, where I went to nursing school.  I applied to all the area hospitals, but I heard from Fox Chase first and decided to work here for six months or so, until I heard from one of the other hospitals.  I never thought I could take care of patients who had cancer, but the six-month stay has turned into thirty years.

During my twenty nine years in the OR, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the finest surgeons in the country.  Their dedication to our patients through research and best practices is one of the reasons I stayed this long.  At Fox Chase I am part of a multidisciplinary team that works for one goal, to ease the burden of human cancer.  The nursing care is incredible and I was proud to be a part of such a fine group of nurses. 

I obtained my BSN from Holy Family University as part of the accelerated program that they offered on Fox Chase’s campus starting in 2013.  With my BSN, I could transfer out of the OR because nursing is a very physical job, and the OR is an especially grueling specialty.  I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to interview for the Nurse Navigator position.  I would be working with the urologists, whom I worked with closely in the OR and I knew of their talent and compassion.  A change of this magnitude would not have been possible had I not had complete faith in the surgeons I would now be working with exclusively. As a Nurse Navigator, I look forward to offering my patients my expertise in the surgical field to guide them to the proper physician.

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