Kate Cole

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

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

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.


Why I Choose Oncology Nursing & How You Too Can Choose This Rewarding Career!

Posted February 11th, 2013

As I began to write this piece to tell aspiring nursing students why choosing oncology might be a great choice, I reflected on my own haphazard path into oncology. I guess I’d be lying if I said I choose oncology as a nursing specialty when I finished my BSN. Yes, I had a great experience […]


What’s It Like To Work In Oncology Care?

Posted February 6th, 2013

This blog will explore some of the professionals who provide care for people with cancer.