Hematology and oncology nurse practitioners and physician assistants work together with medical hematologists and oncologists to provide your care. These providers perform cancer screenings and examinations, participate in diagnosing, treatment and planning, and also help coordinate patient care.
They are helpful in supportive care and patient education for illness and treatment options, which may include chemotherapy, hormonal and biologic therapies. They provide patient education regarding chemotherapy regimens, potential side effects and possible long-term effects of medications. They help monitor patients during these therapies as well as write prescriptions and chemotherapy orders.