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Cancer Nursing

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Research moves step closer to understanding biology of cancer

Scientists step closer to understanding cancer biology

24-Oct-2014

The search for new cancer treatments has taken a significant step forward with a new insight into how cells multiply, scientists have announced.

UV rays may reduce diabetes risk

Exposure to more UV rays may reduce diabetes risk

24-Oct-2014

Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.

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How to identify signs of brain tumours in children

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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

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery Subscription Required

Breast cancer follow-ups were replaced with an education programme. Women had sufficient care and valuable clinical resources were directed to patients in greater need

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

20-Oct-2014

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

Concerns raised about late diagnosis of lung cancer

Concerns raised about late diagnosis of lung cancer

“Doctors in Britain are ‘missing opportunities’ to spot lung cancer at an early stage,” BBC News reports. A study found around a third of people with the condition die within 90 days of their initial diagnosis.

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