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It takes someone truly special to be a nurse. Nurses provide support, comfort and knowledge during our most intimate and vulnerable moments. As healers and helpers, nurses wear many hats. It’s a career that is both challenging and rewarding.
An oncology nurse, in particular, walks beside patients through the ups and downs of a difficult disease. They do more than monitor a patient’s condition, communicate with their oncologists and coordinate care. They are there to help their patients through some of the most difficult times in life. They see you at your worst and give their best.
This job of caring for people with cancer takes more than a solid education and training. It takes something that can only come from one place — the heart.
Oncology nurses truly are the heart of cancer care. An oncology nurse adjusts his/her role to fit the needs of their patients. They can be:
Every day, oncology nurses put their own needs aside to make room for their patient’s needs — which, for people with cancer, are naturally great. It’s a physically, mentally and emotionally demanding job. Who better to do it than the ones with the biggest hearts?
Learn more about cancer care at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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