Sarah Price, APN
Sarah graduated with a BSN from Bradley University in 2005 and received a MSN from Chamberlain University in Addison, IL in 2021. While working in the hospital as an RN, she received both the Critical Care Register Nurse (CCRN) certification (2012) and the Cardiovascular Nursing Board Certification (CVRN-BC, 2015).
When did you join Illinois CancerCare?
Hobbies / Interests:
My husband and I are lifelong avid music lovers. Whatever we are doing, we are likely listening to music while doing it and raising our two boys to love music too. We love being out in nature whether it be hiking, camping, watching our boys games, or just relaxing. Additionally, I love anything artsy. When I find the time, I like to paint, craft, scrapbook, or "upscale" old objects for a new purpose.
What medical change has impacted the field of cancer the most since you began practicing medicine?
While I am new to the field, I have personally seen benefits from the new treatment options available and how they are able to add time to a prognosis, but more importantly improve quality of life.
Why did you choose your field?
I love learning new things and building relationships with people. I am interested in the rapidly changing field, learning new skills, and the opportunity to participate in research for the advancement of treatment. Additionally, I look forward to caring for and supporting patients through every stage of disease.
Do you have any advice to give patients after they have been diagnosed with cancer?
I have witnessed the healing power of laughter and positivity and believe it makes a world of difference to our overall health. If having a positive outlook is difficult – because it can be sometimes – lean on your support system. Be it family, friends, volunteers, or us at ILCC, you have a wealth of resources to lighten to burden. Do not hesitate to seek out whatever assistance you require. We want to help. It takes a village.