News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
NICE has issued final draft guidance recommending lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug also known as Revlimid, as an option for treating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
Specialist nursing charities have come together with the NHS to provide a new palliative and end-of-life care service for patients in West Lothian.
Latest research: cancer
A pilot programme evaluated the use of outdoor activities in green spaces adjacent to hospitals as part of rehabilitation services for cardiac patients
Cases of prostate cancer are increasing but significant advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of this condition
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
Behind the Headlines
“Some contraceptive pills double risk of breast cancer,” The Daily Telegraph reports, as a new US study found an increased risk of 50% with use of the combined oral contraceptive pill, commonly called “the pill”.
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The news that NICE are not going to fund a new breast cancer drug had personal resonance for student nurse, Caroline
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.