Oncology Nursing Articles

Where Oncology Nurses network with each other and share their knowledge. Nurses in this field provide care and support for patients diagnosed with cancer. These nurses are responsible for administering chemotherapy and managing symptoms related to cancer illnesses.

My Love For Being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse

My Love For Being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse

by Mramjohn - I knew as a young child I wanted to work in the medical field. When I was 14yrs I was aware I would be called to be a nurse. I did not go straight to college after... Read More →

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Metastatic Breast Cancer in Social Media

Metastatic Breast Cancer in Social Media

by Retired APRN - During the second week of January 2014, there was a small Internet storm regarding blog posts written by Emma and Bill Keller for The Guardian and The New York... Read More →

Last comment by Semolina
Down to Sleep

Down to Sleep

by SoldierNurse22 - I remember one day when you were receiving blood. I went into the room with your primary nurse to double-verify. You were sitting on the couch, that same smile... Read More →

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No More May Die

No More May Die

by SoldierNurse22 - The oncology fellow--a tall, wiry Navy doctor--was speaking to my patient's sons. Dr. Clark was strangely aloof, his eyes meeting everything but the eyes of the... Read More →

Last comment by Spika RN
Little Brother

Little Brother

by SoldierNurse22 - It was a story I'd seen before: 19-year-old airman, T-cell lymphoma, air evac'd from overseas after a plethora of symptoms led to the discovery of his cancer .I... Read More →

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Managing Fungating (Malignant) Wounds

Managing Fungating (Malignant) Wounds

by VickyRN - A fungating (malignant) wound is a mass of cancerous tissue that is spreading under the skin and eventually infiltrates the outside layer of cells, breaking through... Read More →

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Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing

by traumaRUs - Oncology nursing is the overall general care of the patient diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is no longer the death sentence that it once was. With new discoveries... Read More →

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Deep In The Dark

Deep In The Dark

by SoldierNurse22 - "Mrs. R? Which room?" I asked in return. "Room four." Ms. O, a plump, pleasant woman of African origins, replied. Her thick accent and tendency to say things... Read More →

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Pediatric Oncology: I will ease a parent's fear.

Pediatric Oncology: I will ease a parent's fear.

by MusicalCoffee - We had to write a nursing specialty paper in my NR101 class based on what kind of nurse we want to be. You guessed it: I want to be a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. I've... Read More →

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The Fifteen

The Fifteen

by SoldierNurse22 - I didn't ask to be an oncology nurse. I had no real interest in oncology at all, but a friend of mine who is a leukemia survivor was assigned to go initially, and... Read More →

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