This article describes the tasks of a nurse in an oncology out-patients’ clinic for young women suffering from endometrial cancer, and discusses whether she focuses on the patient’s needs in relation to health promotion. The result shows that the predominant focus is on medical control, in which the consultations are mainly between the doctor and the patient.

During the consulations the interaction between the patient and the nurse is very limited. The study indicates that the nurse should apply her professional knowledge of women’s needs in the period immediately following the treatment of endometrial cancer. The article offers a number of suggestions for the improvement of nursing in an oncology out-patients’ clinic for women suffering from endometrial cancer.