Linda Casey on Treating Patients with Blood Cancers

February 9, 2015
Linda Casey, BSN, OCN

Linda Casey, BSN, OCN, a nurse at the John Theurer Cancer Center, discusses working with and treating patients who are diagnosed with blood cancer.

Linda Casey, BSN, OCN, a nurse at the John Theurer Cancer Center, discusses working with and treating patients who are diagnosed with blood cancer.

Casey says working with patients diagnosed with blood cancers is a space where there is more hope compared with other types of cancer. Specifically, she enjoys seeing patients return months after their treatments and receive news that they are in remission.

For patients with stage 4 disease, Casey reassures patients that they have a high likelihood of responding to treatment, especially rituximab. Casey adds chemotherapy treatments lack the stereotypes they once had, and patients should educate themselves on their treatment options.