My Path to Becoming a Radiation Therapist
Posted November 12th, 2020
Courtney Misher, MPH, BSRT(T)
My story is a personal one. It began when I was in middle school and my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her initial treatments, I would occasionally accompany my mom to her radiation therapy appointments. Quickly, my curiosity was peaked, and I started to ask questions …What is radiation? Is this going to […]
My Journey Through Oncology Nursing
Posted May 16th, 2019
When I told people that I was studying nursing, the response that I received made me hold my head up higher. When I was applying to hospitals, I met a nurse manager who “sold” me on oncology. She described a world that was sad, but happy, that will make you cry tears of sorrow and […]
Confessions of an Oncology Social Work Student
Posted April 10th, 2014
Sometimes seeing things through the eyes of someone new to the world of oncology can remind us of how far we still have to go. In this guest blog, Kate Cole brings to your attention the cost of cancer treatment and the enormous problem it can pose for patients trying to get the care they need.
Why I Chose to Become a Radiation Therapist
Posted March 27th, 2013
There are many career options within the Radiation Oncology field and how a person chooses which path to make their profession can depend on a number of different factors.
Why I choose Nutrition and Food Science & What Career Paths a Degree in Nutrition Can Lead You To!
Posted March 20th, 2013
As a transfer student at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, I must admit that Nutrition and Food Science was not my first love.
Why and How Did I Become a Dosimetrist?
Posted March 13th, 2013
When I was asked to write a story on why and how I became a dosimetrist I thought it would be clear and straightforward.
Why I Love Being an Oncology Social Worker
Posted March 5th, 2013
Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
All parents ask their kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a young child, I wanted to be an artist. I drew on enough walls to prove that.
How I Became a Medical Physicist
I would be lying if I said that I had always dreamed of becoming a medical physicist and working in radiation oncology.
Why I Became a Radiation Therapist
Posted February 26th, 2013
Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to work helping others.
Why I Chose Breast Oncology
Posted February 18th, 2013
Carla Fisher, MD
Like many others, my path into the field of oncology was not a direct one. After making the decision to enter medical school, I chose to pursue a career in surgery followed by a specialization in breast oncology.