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Radiation Oncology Nurses

Any form of cancer treatment can have a physical and emotional toll on the patient. Radiation Oncology Nurses are there to support a patient and their carers throughout treatment and beyond.

This might include assessing the person’s overall health status, helping patients and family members navigate through complex medical systems, educating patients about their treatment, assisting with symptom management and acting as a patient advocate.

Radiation Oncology Nurses have a good overall understanding of general health, cancer medicine and radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy).

They will be able to answer many questions and provide physical and psychological support before, during and after the treatment process.

Page last updated: 20/10/20