Janice Yonamine, RN is a registered nurse with specialized training and certification in radiation oncology, receiving her nursing degree from Maui Community College in 2000. As cancer treatment becomes more complex and standard regimens are combined with new and targeted radiation therapy, Janice has the training and skills to accurately assess and assist our patients throughout their treatment. She is a cornerstone of patient advocacy, extensive symptom management and patient education regarding radiation therapy treatments. Janice joined the Pacific Cancer Institute in 2002, and has ‘been here’ for our patients for over 14 years, whether it’s right after their cancer diagnosis, helping them when they have a recurrence, or have survivorship concerns.
“My passion for oncology grew when my nephew passed away from cancer at 2 years old. He taught me that life is the most precious thing in the world and everyone, no matter what age you are, deserves compassion and empathy for whatever struggle they are experiencing. I love being a radiation oncology nurse and I am grateful for all of my patients that have walked through our doors. They have all taught me to be grateful for what you have and to never give up on what you believe in.”