I'm a nursing student and seriously considering Oncology nursing when I graduate. This is primarily due to my own history as an oncology patient. I am a six-year survivor of a very rare type of young-adult cancer and I was extremely impressed by the rock-star nurses that cared for me. So much so, that I want to become one of them! However, I've encountered someone who thinks this is a bad idea. A good friend told me that my own experiences could cloud my judgement and hinder my ability to act neutrally and professionally on the job. Could this be true? Are there any of you out there working in oncology who are/were cancer patients yourselves? If so, how has it affected/not affected your work?