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Cancer Nursing

News and practice for cancer nurse specialists

NICE guidance to help primary care staff spot cancer earlier


Harnessing the skills and experience of nurses could ensure many more people survive cancer, say nursing leaders following the publication of new guidance on diagnosing the disease.

Lack of training hindering end of life care, report suggests

Lack of training hindering end of life care, warns charity


Many patients nearing the end of their lives are not receiving the care and support they need because of a lack of training for health professionals, including nurses, a new report has warned.

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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

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Does mandatory training have to be boring?


In his book Do No Harm retired neurosurgeon Henry Marsh described the irritation of taking time away from his work to sit though mandatory training.

Breast cancer 'tumour trigger' that spreads disease discovered

“Experts have identified a ‘trigger’ which enables breast cancer cells to spread,” the Daily Mirror reports.

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

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