Karen Raymaakers RN, CON(C), is a former writer for Verywell Health covering leukemia and lymphoma. After the loss of her grandmother to breast cancer in 1983, Karen decided to become a nurse and devote her career to the care of cancer patients. During her education, she discovered a special interest in hematology nursing and has been working with that population of patients since. For the past several years, Karen has been a clinical nurse educator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, educating patients as well as new and experienced nurses about leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers.
I see my role as a way to share my passion for leukemia and lymphoma nursing with a whole new audience. Instead of only sharing my knowledge with the clients I meet each day, I can reach out to anybody across the miles with just the click of a mouse.
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