News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
Quicker referral of patients with unexplained swollen neck glands for specialist investigations could help to avoid some of the thousands of deaths each year from lymphoma, according to two studies.
New guidelines have recommended that women with a rare aggressive breast cancer should be offered less invasive surgery.
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
Sometimes you see a headline and know an article is going to be worth the five minutes it will take to read. That’s how I felt when a member of our news team filed a story from the Unison conference: ‘Student nurses should be paid “living wage” while on placement, says union’.
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When you meet someone with cancer are you confident to talk to them about their condition and its effect on their life?
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