My paternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 7yr old. At this age, I was too young to comprehend what was going on, but I do remember the significance of the situation and the impact that it had on my entire family. It truly influenced me. My research done on Radiation Therapy substantiates that this field has a strong impact on people’s lives both physically and mentally. Within this past year my maternal grandmother was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Seeing the effect that a positive support system can have as well as the success that the radiation therapy has had on her has reinforced my desire to be able to pursue a career that would allow me to help people get through tough times in their lives by being able to provide physical care as well as emotional support.
The prime condition of success ,the great secret ,is to concentrate my energy , thought ,and capital exclusively upon business in cancer .Having begun in research ,resolve to fight it out , to lead in it , adopt every improvement ,have the best machinery, and know the most about it .Two passions ,simple but overwhelmingly strong ,has governed my life : the search for knowledge and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.I have sought knowledge . I have wished to understand the causes of cancer . I have wished to know why people die . And I have tried to apprehend the breakthrough in cancer treatment written by Gleevec who discovered the approach was to target the disease at the cellular and subcellular level .A little of this ,but not much , I have achieved.I long to alleviate the pain of cancer . As the mathematician Jules Henri Poincare said, Science is built with facts just as a house is built with bricks .I would take approaches as many scientists do .Scientist start an investigation by finding out what other scientists have learned about a particular problem.After known the facts have been gathered , the scientist come to the part of the investigation that requires considerable imagination . Possible problem are formulated. The scientists plans experiments,performs calculations,and makes observations to test hypotheses.When hypotheses are confirmed ,they are incorporated into theories. If I become a scientist
Oncology is the study and treatment of cancer. Cancer is a disease that develops when normal cells in certain parts of the body start to grow abnormally and continuously. It has been a plague on human life for a while; in fact, the earliest evidence of the disease was found in ancient Egyptian manuscripts dating back to 1600 BC. It is currently the most diagnosed disease in the world. Pediatric Oncology is a subspecialty of the practice that focuses on the treatment of cancer in children. In earlier days, because information on the disease was limited, treatment for children was almost inexistent. However, in the 1940s a doctor named Sidney Farber made a milestone in the treatment of these children by administering
The primary care physician referred Patient A to a medical oncologist. The medical oncologist examined Patient A cancer conditions and found out that the cancer is still in stage one. The oncologist clarified to Patient A and Patient A’s husband that chemotherapy is not necessary. He gave her a clear explanation of the risk that the cancer cells could spread to her lymph nodes if she did not start her treatment immediately. The oncologist answered Patient A questions with sympathy and respect.
First, they must graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a science like anatomy which can be two to four years long. Secondly, they must graduate from an accredited medical school which can be four years. Thirdly, they past the Medical College Admission Test or the MCAT, complete the forensic pathology residency which can be three to four years longs, and complete the forensic pathology fellowship which can be one to two year long. After about sixteen years in school, they have to pass examination and receive a certification in anatomic pathology and forensic pathology through the American Board of Pathology which have to be renewed every ten years, and they get their State medical license.
Growing up, I have had to endure the loss of many family members to the devastating disease we all know as cancer. My family history varies from the different types of the illness from lung cancer, leukemia, breast cancer, ovarian, and so on. My mother and grandmothers on my mother's and father's sides suffered from ovarian, leukemia, and breast cancer respectively. I have seen the horrible effects it has on the victim and their families, and knowing that pain and grief personally, makes me believe that I would be a great nurse in oncology. I want to help those going through what could be some of the toughest times in their lives if not the toughest.
My earliest experiences of observing nursing in action occurred during my last two years of high school. My father was diagnosed with cancer during the spring of my junior year and died right before my senior year. During that short time I watched as the nurses cared for him and I could see compassion and empathy in the way they looked at him. It never occurred to me until after I had raised my children that I wanted to be able to help people in the same way those nurses helped my dad. But now when I tell people that I want to be an oncology nurse, people often respond by saying that they would never choose that type of nursing. They say that they could not stand to watch their patients die so frequently.
My motivation to get a BSN starts with my goal to become an Oncology Nurse. “Oncology is one of the most challenging and rewarding fields in nursing and no two days on the job are ever the same” (2017). Per this same website, an oncology nurse needs to be a BSN or higher to get accreditation. Being accredited as an oncology nurse means that I am a nurse that is specialized in taking care of cancer patients. Cancer and the patients who have this disease are one of the reasons why I want to continue my education. I have had a couple friends and family who had cancer and have lost the battle and my grandmother, amazingly, survived it. Cancer has taken too many lives from too many families.
Experiencing the hardships of cancer in my family and in my community has made my duty to society very personal. I want to continue in this field not only because of my interest, but to help my community as much
Hearing a diagnosis of cancer leaves most patients in a state of shock and unsure of what their next step should be. While they are still wrapping their brain around the diagnosis, they are being bombarded with information, testing, and multiple physician appointments. They need guidance and support to direct them through the complicated health care system in a timely fashion that reduces the delay in their treatment, as well as assist them in identifying and overcoming any barriers to these delays.
Carr, B. (2013). Psychological aspects of cancer: A guide to emotional and psychological consequences of cancer, their causes and their management. New York: Springer.
Now there is training involved to become a radiologist you have to go to medical school, then apply for a residency which can last between 1-3 years. Also state licensure is mandatory for all practicing physicians including radiologists. In the year 2013 government mandated the requirement for passage of a two part examination covering medicine, anatomy, imaging modalities and physics.
When I envision my career as a nurse, I see myself suitable for this specialty. My ability to stay calm under pressure on top of my compassion and understanding could benefit not only myself, but the patients having to endure this difficult time. Losing a family member to cancer has given me a different perspective on the tremendous impact it has not simply on the patient but on their families along with their friends. Having the opportunity to care for these patients together with easing the pain for the network of people around them would be incomparable to anything
Life is a concoction of feelings and emotions. A cancer diagnosis can be shattering and can turn their quintessential world into an isolated corner filled with suffering and pain. It can be intensely emotional and debilitating. As patients come face to face with their own death and cope with the many demands of cancer, they tend to look more closely towards their religious beliefs, personal and family values, and what’s most crucial in their life. Accepting the diagnosis and determining how to deal with cancer is challenging. Dr. Bearing is amazed by the superficial and uncaring treatment she receives from the medical staff. She feels lonely and agitated with the lack of contact or worthy communication with anyone. Through her flashback, she recalls instances where she fails to value and acknowledge her students’ work and