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Cancer Nursing

News and practice for cancer nurse specialists

Beta-blockers ‘prolong’ ovarian cancer patient survival


For the first time, researchers say they have demonstrated a benefit in overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer patients receiving beta-blockers.

Even light to moderate drinking linked to cancer risk


Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men increases the risk of certain alcohol related cancers in women and male smokers, suggests US research.

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Letterkenny Hospital, Ireland - Safe seamless nursing care for cancer patients at home – a hospital/community initiative

Eileen Shepherd

The patients we choose not to touch


I recently read the novel Even the Dogs, which is a fascinating insight into the lives of homeless and vulnerable people.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water

Water fluoridation 'a safe way of stopping tooth decay'

“Adding fluoride to tap water could save the NHS millions and dramatically improve children’s dental health,” the Mail Online reports. A new UK study concluded that water fluoridation is a “safe and effective” way of preventing tooth decay in children.

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Excellence in Oncology Nursing


The Excellence in Oncology Nursing videos by Novartis Oncology highlight how nurses can improve patient experience and outcomes.

View the videos here