Kathleen Goff, MSN, APRN-BC, is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) with the Cancer Genetics and High Risk Care Center at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute. She manages patients for the genetics-focused team including clinical evaluation, developing and following through on a treatment plan, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and educating patients on their risk factors and treatment plan.
An Increased Risk of Cancer: Next Steps
If patients learn they are at an increased risk for cancer, Kathleen will work with them one-on-one to develop a proactive plan for managing their medical risk and long-term health. Medical management options include recommendations regarding immunizations and lifestyle such as smoking, nutrition, physical activity and nutritional supplements. She also assists with referrals to appropriate providers for routine health screenings and management of co-existing conditions such as diabetes.
In addition to physical and lifestyle factors, Kathleen may connect interested patients and their families with the center’s support services and groups to address their emotional and spiritual needs.
Kathleen Goff’s Education
Kathleen earned her master’s degree in adult nursing from the University of Florida in Gainesville and completed additional studies as part of the University of Central Florida’s pediatric nurse practitioner program.
About Kathleen Goff
Kathleen has more than 40 years of nursing experience with more than 25 of those as an advanced practice registered nurse. She is licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing and board certified in Adult Health. Additionally, she has cared for patients as part of the hospital’s infectious disease and internal medicine groups.
She is active in community service including providing public education programs, serving on various committees of the Central Florida Advanced Nurse Practice Council through the years and recently served as President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.