Breast Cancer nursing
Track 6-Breast Cancer Nursing
Nursing in cancer care focuses on patient assessment, education, symptom management, and supportive care safe drug handling; evaluation of laboratory data; calculation of drug dosages in the basis of surface area of body, insertion of intravenous lines or accessing central venous devices; continuous and time intensive monitoring to address potential adverse reactions or drug interactions; and screening patients for inclusion in available research trials or protocols. In the radiation oncology arena, the nurses need to have the knowledge of radiobiology and radiation physics. They are also responsible for extensive symptom management, patient education and the submission process for clinical trials or research protocols.