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Oncology Nurse


US Nursing: North Dakota

The oncology nurse specializes in caring for people with cancer. Oncology nurses often serve as your first line of communication, and help coordinate the many aspects of your care throughout cancer treatment. They may perform a number of duties, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Review health history
  • Assess and monitor physical and emotional status
  • Keep track of laboratory, pathology and imaging studies
  • Safely administer medications, fluids and cancer treatments (e.g., chemotherapy)
  • Collaborate with doctors and other clinicians about the treatment plan
  • Help patients understand the disease, the treatment plan and possible side effects
  • Help translate complex medical terminology and answer questions
  • Help plan for and manage symptoms throughout treatment