Ask A Skin Cancer Nurse

Ask A Skin Cancer Nurse

Do You Have Questions About Your Skin Cancer Diagnosis?

Our “Ask a Skin Cancer Nurse” is a vital resource for individuals seeking information and support regarding skin cancer. This service allows patients, caregivers, and others to connect with an experienced nurse who specializes in skin cancer oncology.

One of the key benefits of this free service is the ability to obtain accurate and reliable information about skin cancer. Our nurse, Krista Rubin, MS, FNP-BC, possesses extensive knowledge about various types of skin cancer, treatment options, side effects, and supportive care. By providing evidence-based information, we help empower patients to make informed decisions about their health.

Types of Questions We Can Answer

  • General questions about skin cancer prevention, symptoms, and screening, such as What should I do to prevent skin cancer? What are the symptoms?
  • Questions about how to interpret a pathology report or test results
  • Questions related to a skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials, such ass What does my diagnosis mean? What are the stages of skin cancer? What are my treatment options? Could I be eligible for a clinical trial?
  • Questions about side effects you might experience during and after skin cancer treatment, self-management techniques, and when to contact a healthcare professional
  • Questions about diet, exercise, and other basic health topics during skin cancer treatment or recovery

Please Note: We cannot give medical advice, diagnose medical problems, or give a prognosis.

Our Hours

Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you within 48 business hours. Our hours are in Eastern Time (ET). Our services are 100% free and 100% confidential.

About Our Nurse

Krista Rubin, MS, FNP-BC, is a Nurse Practitioner at Mass General Cancer Center in Boston, MA. She has been in oncology nursing for 30 years and an advanced practice provider for 20 years. She specializes in caring for patients with melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell skin cancer, and other complex cutaneous malignancies. Her area of expertise includes immunotherapies, targeted therapies, and symptom management. Krista is a passionate advocate of sun safety and prevention efforts.

In her clinical practice, Krista provides care to patients receiving immunotherapies, targeted therapies, and various investigational agents with a special interest in recognizing and managing
immune-related toxicity.

She has consulted, served on numerous planning committees, and has lectured at local, regional, national, and international conferences. She has authored or co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on the various aspects of skin cancer treatment and toxicity management.

Krista currently serves as a panel member for the Society of Immunotherapy in Cancer’s (SITC) Cutaneous Melanoma Immunotherapy Guidelines Committee and Cancer Immunotherapy Guidelines Oversight Committee.

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