I work for an oncologist who just wrote a book called "Surviving the Cancer System" that would be beneficial for you! It's written for newly diagnosed cancer patients and caregivers but would be appropriate for your situation too. It covers a lot of areas. You can find it on amazon
.com author is Mark Fesen, MD. Are you going to work in an inpatient or outpatient facility? I work in an outpatient oncology clinic with 2 oncologists. I started there shortly after graduating from nursing school
as well and have been there for 6 1/2 years now. We have a large chemotherapy area and unfortunately see lots of patients daily. Just in our dept. there are 40 some nurses. Important things to learn about would be general chemo side effects- neutropenia (low wbc), anemia, thrombocytopenia (low platelets), n/v, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, periph neuropathy, etc. and how to manage those things. Central line care-ports, hickmans, piccs. Chemo precautions. Oncologic emergencies- especially how to manage septic shock and drug reactions, we see that happen occasionally and it can be scarey if you don't know what to do quickly! I think those are some of the main things. I hope you enjoy it! There is always more to learn about and this can be a very rewarding and challenging job!