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Meet Carolyn Rooney, Breast Health Nurse Practitioner

Carolyn Rooney is a nurse practitioner in the Breast Health Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.

Why did you go into cancer care? 

I began my nursing career in a community hospital caring for patients undergoing surgery for different types of cancers. I found that I wholeheartedly enjoyed caring for these patients and being a part of their journey through treatment. After working in this setting for several years, I was blessed with the opportunity to join the care team at Tufts as a nurse in the infusion center. After a short time at Tufts, I knew that cancer care was the type of care I was meant to give. 

What makes the Tufts MC Cancer Center special?

The Tufts MC Cancer Center is a special place with an amazing care team. There is a community feeling here in a large academic hospital which is not easy to find. I can easily say I have enjoyed working with everyone I have met here at the Tufts MC Cancer Center, but I especially love the relationships with patients that have developed over the past several years.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

I love to travel and recently had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland and Italy with my husband.