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Prevision of Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care during the 2019  Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Marci Lee Nilsen, PhD., RN, CHPN
Marci Lee Nilsen, PhD., RN, CHPN
University of Pittsburgh
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Abstract

The 2019 Coronavirus Panademic challenges the delivery of care for patients with head and neck cancer.  An important aspect of this care has been the evolution of enhanced survivorship services which include surveillance for recurring cancer and prevention of second primaries.  The application of evidence based approaches to identification and management of treatment and tumor related toxicities has embraced the use of validated patient reported outcomes instruments (PROs), health promotion, and care coordination.  In this manuscript we describe how our multidisciplinary team of survivorship providers have accommodated to the need to provide patients with social distancing while acknowledging the importance of continued care during treatment and through the spectrum of survivorship.