News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
Two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates, can improve survival prospects for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, suggests latest research.
Patients should also have access to a clinical nurse specialist or other key worker to help coordinate their care, according to a major report on cancer care in England.
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Latest research: cancer
Demand for ineffective or unproven treatments will continue to rise unless a more concerted effort is made to help people make informed decisions.
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.
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
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“Irregular sleeping patterns have been ‘unequivocally’ shown to lead to [breast] cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests,” BBC News reports. Scientists are concerned a similar effect may occur in women working night shifts.
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