Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN, Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Virginia Seery, CRNP, MSN
Megan Price, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Virginia Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discuss their approach to conversations with patients and families regarding first-line therapy for advanced renal-cell carcinoma. They also describe what resources they share with patients to help them after the initial consultation.
Encompassing 420 counties in 13 states from southern New York to northern Mississippi, Appalachia is largely rural with a population characterized by a high poverty rate, a low educational level, a high rate of uninsurance or underinsurance, and limited access to healthcare. All pose substantial barriers to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment and are associated with increased cancer mortality.