The oncology nurse is responsible for administering physical examinations throughout a patient's cancer journey. The oncology nurse also administers chemotherapy drugs and other medications during the phases of cancer treatment. Oncology nurses work hard to determine the patient's needs and communicate them to the other oncology team members. The oncology nurse is helpful when it comes to the education and counseling of the patient and their family members. The nurse is there to answer any questions and ease patient concerns. The oncology nurse also recommends laboratory and diagnostic testing when needed, and educates the patient and their families on the test results. The oncology nurse helps with the management of the adverse side effects a patient may have as the result of their various cancer treatments.
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