Oncology Nursing and Care

A nursing professional who specializes in caring for people with cancer is an Oncology nurse. They monitor physical conditions, prescribe medication, and administer chemotherapy and other treatments. Oncology is one of the most challenging and gratifying fields in nursing. The scope of oncology nursing extents from prevention and early stage diagnosis to treatment (such as surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology) through symptom management and palliative care. Oncology nurses have a cancer-specific knowledge base and clinical specialize in cancer.  Oncology nurses must inspect numerous details about each patient and they must tend to several patients each day. One mistake could affect a patient’s health, so their attention to detail is critical.