Lynn McNally DNP, ACNP-BC

APP Lead Supportive Oncology, Banner MD Anderson

Lynn has been a nurse practitioner at the James M. Cox Foundation Center for Cancer Prevention and Integrative Oncology at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert Arizona since 2014. She leads the survivorship program and is also the advance practice lead for supportive oncology (palliative care, cancer survivorship and integrative oncology). She started the breast survivorship program in 2014 and has helped expand the program to support GI, Lung, Melanoma and GU survivorship patients.

Aside from cancer survivorship, Lynn specializes in integrative oncology, cancer prevention and tobacco recovery. She completed a fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is board certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a certified tobacco treatment specialist through MD Anderson Houston.

Prior to coming to Banner MD Anderson, she worked in the acute hospital setting for 20 years as a hospitalist, research coordinator and nurse. After years of caring for patients in crisis in the acute setting as a result of poor lifestyle habits, she became frustrated over not having enough time to motivate healthy behavior changes and the lack of follow up on patients after they are discharged from the hospital. She yearned for a career that could help her help others from getting admitted to the hospital.

Lynn has a passion for helping patients achieve their goals by finding balance in all aspects of their lives. She combines her knowledge of western medicine with her training in complementary treatments such as meditation, herbs, supplements, diet, acupuncture and exercise. She is also the medical director for a non- profit called GIVE (Girls who Inspire, Volunteer and Empower) which helps empower those that are less fortunate through street outreach within Phoenix and international projects throughout Africa.