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Cancer survivorship care: Implications for primary care advanced practice nurses

Weaver, Layne Cox MSN, RN, NP-C; Jessup, Ann PhD, RN, FNP-BC; Mayer, Deborah K. PhD, RP, AOCN, FAAN

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000435784.40143.62
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Abstract: Cancer survivors are at risk for recurrences, new cancers, and late and long-term effects of cancer treatments. Health promotion and management of comorbid conditions remain a standard of care for cancer survivors. Nurse practitioners should collaborate with oncology specialists using a shared-care model in delivering survivorship care.

Author Information

Layne Weaver is a Nurse Practitioner at Rheumatology Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Center, Greensboro, NC. Ann Jessup is Clinical Assistant Professor Coordinator, Family Nurse Practitioner Program at UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Deborah K. Mayer is an Associate Professor at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins