Cancer is categorized in the medical field as ‘oncology.’ Medical oncology involves medical specialists treating patients with hormones, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and prescribed medications. The American Cancer Society has estimated that in 2018 there will be over 1 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States and unfortunately resulting in a low survival rate. To have a career in the cancer industry is to sometimes have your heart affected by joy or heartbreak, especially when treating children. Either way, we are grateful to have nurses, doctors, and specialists enter this field.
- A variety of rewarding jobs and career in the treatment and care of cancer patients includes an ‘oncology nurse’ whose job it is to work directly with doctors in the hospital or other types of medical institutions. Oncology nurses’ counsel patients on the options available to treat cancer, they are trained to set-up diagnostic equipment, and the nurses continually monitor cancer patients before and after surgery.
- Naturally there is the highly trained physician known as an ‘oncologist.’ An oncologist leads the medical team in how patients will be treated. To become an oncologist, it involves graduating medical school, an internal medical residency, followed by a fellowship. The many fields of an oncologist include a clinical oncologist which treats cancer patients without surgery or a surgical oncologist; a hematology oncologist specializes in the specialist field of studying cancer in the blood cell system. Individuals can study to become an oncologist who specializes in treating women, men, and children. There are also radiation oncologists who specialize in the unique field of radiotherapy.
- Radiologist or radiology therapists are doctors and specialist health professionals who use diagnostic equipment involving imaging, ultrasound, tomography equipment and more to succinctly locate tumors and successfully treat them. The specialists in this field are licensed and have completed a residency program. Specialists in the career or radiology work in physician offices, hospitals, outpatient centers, etc.
Cancer treatment and care careers and jobs are numerous. Many online job websites are filled with job offers for candidates to work in a variety of fields, including the prestigious The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (“CTCA”). The Cancer Treatment Centers of America began under the same caring banner that it operates in today. Richard J. Stephenson founded CTCA after his mother passed away from cancer which was not a medical field that knows as much as we do today. Richard did not like the treatments that his mother received, so he opened a CTCA hospital in 1988 in the state of Illinois.Today, Boca Raton, Florida is the headquarters for CTCA and there are five other faciities located in Georgia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. The CTCA’s main specialty is cancer with a goal of one day eradicating this disease from our lives. CTCA uses as many medical tools as necessary to beat cancer and its debilitating symptoms, including medical/alternative treatments, conventional treatments, symptom therapies, rehabilitation therapy, spiritual support regardless of your faith, nutritional therapy, and much more to target, treat, and hopefully cure each patient’s cancer type.
— CTCA (@CancerCenter) March 1, 2018