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Nurse Practitioners

Your oncology team will include several people in addition to your medical oncologist and nursing staff. Other providers on your team may include nurse practitioners – registered nurses who have completed additional training to develop advanced clinical skills.

Both physician assistants (PA) and nurse practitioners (NP) can provide many services such as conducting physical examinations, developing or coordinating your treatment plans, or prescribing some medications. Both PAs and NPs are sometimes referred to as “mid-level providers” or “advanced practice providers.”

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