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Cancer Nursing

News and practice for cancer nurse specialists



Persistent swollen neck glands could indicate cancer

27-Apr-2015

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.

Guidance backs less invasive surgery for rare breast cancer

24-Apr-2015

New guidelines have recommended that women with a rare aggressive breast cancer should be offered less invasive surgery.

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



One study found support groups did not effectively address psychosocial needs

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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

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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

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Are student nurses living in poverty?

27-Apr-2015

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’.

The test can detect organic compounds associated with cancer

Breath test shows promise in diagnosing stomach cancer

“A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer,” BBC News reports.

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