News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
For the first time, researchers say they have demonstrated a benefit in overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer patients receiving beta-blockers.
Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men increases the risk of certain alcohol related cancers in women and male smokers, suggests US research.
Letterkenny Hospital, Ireland - Safe seamless nursing care for cancer patients at home – a hospital/community initiative
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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“Adding fluoride to tap water could save the NHS millions and dramatically improve children’s dental health,” the Mail Online reports. A new UK study concluded that water fluoridation is a “safe and effective” way of preventing tooth decay in children.
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A recent report on cancer care in England suggests patients should have access to a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) to help coordinate their care. The reasons for this are manifest.
When you meet someone with cancer are you confident to talk to them about their condition and its effect on their life?
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