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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Nurse Yvonne Prado

Cedars-Sinai Infusion Center team member Yvonne Prado.

Infusion center nurse Yvonne Prado

"Being active is really a stress release for me. I like hiking, doing triathlons, and marathons."

What drew you to working in oncology?

Yvonne Prado: The patients we treat are so resilient.

Of course there are hard or sad moments, but we get to help patients who are really scared.

When patients come in with a new diagnosis, they're overwhelmed.It's part of my job to help calm them down and help make them feel more at ease.

We also get to see people come in when they're sick and see them get better and that's amazing.

What's your favorite thing about your job?

How do you manage the stress of your high-pressure role?

"The patients we treat are so resilient."

What's left on your hiking bucket list?

What are your favorite LA hiking spots?

What else do you like to do when you're not at work?