Nurse’s Role in Risk Assessment
Oncology Nursing Society Position Statements
The Oncology Nursing Society has issued statements on the role of the nurse in cancer risk assessment and on the educational preparation of such a nurse.
Referral for Evaluation
When should the oncology nurse refer a patient for genetic evaluation?
- Diagnosis under age 40
- Bilateral breast cancer
- Ashkenazi Jewish background with family history of breast cancer
- Ashkenazi Jewish background with diagnosis of breast cancer under age 50
- Family history of ovarian and breast cancers