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
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My Love For Being a Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse

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...

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Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy
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Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy

A diagnosis of childhood cancer can frequently increase thoughts of doubt, possible loss of life, and loss of hope for the future. These issues can alter the...

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Managing Fungating (Malignant) Wounds

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...

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Oncology Nursing
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Oncology Nursing

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...

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Deep In The Dark

"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...

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

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...

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The Fifteen

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...

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Oncology Nursing Society Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.
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Oncology Nursing Society Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.

On May 17 - 20, 2018, come join more than 4000 fellow nurses who care about their professional development at the ONS Congress The Oncology Nursing Society's 43rd...

Getting to know your patients, does it really make a difference?
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Getting to know your patients, does it really make a difference?

Cancer care is a never ending roller coaster of emotions. With every patient there is a story to uncover, an individual background that made them who they are....

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Metastatic Breast Cancer in Social Media

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...

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Down to Sleep

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...

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No More May Die

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...

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Little Brother

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...

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