News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
The daily pressure facing nurses and other clinicians is having a serious impact on the ability of the NHS to support world leading research into cancer, a leading charity has warned.
Patients and the public have had the chance to follow a day in the life of a nurse on Twitter as part of activity to mark International Nurses’ Day today.
Letterkenny Hospital, Ireland - Safe seamless nursing care for cancer patients at home – a hospital/community initiative
Latest research: cancer
Hospital-based support groups are unable to meet the diverse needs of patients with cancer, and are being phased out in favour of more individualised support.
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
Latest research: End of life care
Palliative care helps people with advanced, progressive, incurable illness to live as well as possible until they die.
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
Behind the Headlines
“Prostate cancer resistant to conventional treatment could be all but wiped out by a therapy that boosts the immune system,” the Daily Mail reports.
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This article is a story that my lovely dad “Tony” wanted told about living and ultimately dying with cancer.
When you meet someone with cancer are you confident to talk to them about their condition and its effect on their life?
The recognition of nursing excellence boosts morale and inspires others.