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Cancer Nursing

News and practice for cancer nurse specialists

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Midwife gets on her bike to raise funds for cancer charities


A midwife who experienced a personal health scare is attempting to raise £3,000 for a range of cancer charities, starting with a sponsored bike ride last week.

Practice nurses trained to treat cancer as chronic condition

Practice nurses trained to treat cancer as chronic condition


A scheme to train practice nurses in managing cancer as a long-term condition is likely to be rolled out across South West London, pending a positive feedback from a pilot scheme.

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One study found support groups did not effectively address psychosocial needs

Tailoring cancer support to patients' needs Subscription Required

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.

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children Subscription Required

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

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Voluntary services should supplement care, not replace it


It was not a big surprise to me to read that mental health budgets have fallen by 8% in real terms during the term of this government.

Some types of leukaemia take decades to form

Healthy older adults carry leukaemia mutations

BBC News reports that, according to researchers, “It is ‘almost inevitable’ that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age”.

Excellence in Oncology Nursing


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

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