News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the “Angelina effect”.
A blood test has been developed that can show when prostate cancer treatments turn bad.
Latest research: cancer
Non-specialist nurses need to know how to care for patients with myeloma. It is often only detected when patients present with symptoms indicative of other conditions
A pilot programme evaluated the use of outdoor activities in green spaces adjacent to hospitals as part of rehabilitation services for cardiac patients
Latest research: End of life care
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
Providing services to meet need rather than by specialty could mean patients receive better services and would be a more efficient use of NHS resources
Most nurses experience it right at the start. It could be on the bus to your first day of placement, when you have the urge to lean over and tell a stranger that you’re a nurse by the way.
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How do provide care and guidance to patients who have no chance of a cure, and who are statistically likely to have little more than months to live?
When you meet someone with cancer are you confident to talk to them about their condition and its effect on their life?
With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.