When it comes to cancer treatment, oncology nurses who care for teenagers and children are an integral part to a treatment team.
Nurses can also transform a hospital experience – they can become an advocate, a teacher, a healer and in some cases, even a friend.
To celebrate paediatric and teenage oncology nurses, we’ve found some videos that highlight how nurses have impacted the lives of their patients. Watch the videos now and tell us in the comments which is your favourite.
Please note: These videos were filmed in the US and the UK. However, we’d love to share stories and videos of the great work Australian oncology nurses do, so if you know of a story featuring an Australian nurse, please share it with us.
We also hear from Phil and Carly on how the nurses helped them through their cancer treatment.
Now he’s back in the hospital every day with a beautiful mission … to help people facing childhood cancer.
In this segment, four year-old Abby and Nurse Matt hold a special ceremony in the hospital while she faces leukemia.
The Today Show talks with cancer survivor Mariah Martinez who was diagnosed with leukaemia during her final year of high school. Her nurse Stacie Joniak not only helped her through her reatment, but accompanied Mariah to her prom.
Watch their heartwarming reunion, and see the sweet surprises they get!