News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
The search for new cancer treatments has taken a significant step forward with a new insight into how cells multiply, scientists have announced.
Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.
Latest research: cancer
Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis
Breast cancer follow-ups were replaced with an education programme. Women had sufficient care and valuable clinical resources were directed to patients in greater need
Latest research: End of life care
As the majority of patients with urological cancers die in hospital, urology and continence nurses have an important role to play in the end-of-life care team
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“Doctors in Britain are ‘missing opportunities’ to spot lung cancer at an early stage,” BBC News reports. A study found around a third of people with the condition die within 90 days of their initial diagnosis.
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Macmillan Cancer Resources
How do provide care and guidance to patients who have no chance of a cure, and who are statistically likely to have little more than months to live?
When you meet someone with cancer are you confident to talk to them about their condition and its effect on their life?