Cancer Went From Scary to ‘a Tad More Tolerable’ With a Supportive Oncology Nurse

Extraordinary Healer®, Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 15, Volume 15,

A patient with cancer details how an oncology nurse was with her throughout treatment despite having a bad reaction with her first round.

Starting treatment is unpleasant, unpredictable and downright scary. Glee McGinley, RN, has made every step of the way a tad more tolerable. She is comforting, caring, compassionate and a very knowledgeable person. I had a bad reaction from my first treatment. Glee continues to moderate me even at my seventh treatment. I’m not sure if I would be able to hang in there if it wasn't for her. She made this situation better for what it is. She truly cares about each and every one of us.

Editor’s Note: This is an essay submitted by Lisa Mummey for the 2021 Extraordinary Healer Award. Click here to read more about CURE®’s Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing event on April 30, 2021.

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