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Cancer Nursing

News and practice for cancer nurse specialists



Nurse of the Year 2014

Nurse of the Year announced at glittering awards do

30-Oct-2014

A specialist in both cancer and dementia care was last night revealed as this year’s Nursing Times Nurse of the Year in front of hundreds of other members of the profession.

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‘Fully interactive’ breast cancer detection app launched

29-Oct-2014

The charity Breast Cancer Care and the electronics company Philips have jointly launched a new breast-check app, designed to ensure being “breast aware” is part of a woman’s regular routine.

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How to identify signs of brain tumours in children

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children Subscription Required

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

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery

Supportive care after breast cancer surgery Subscription Required

Breast cancer follow-ups were replaced with an education programme. Women had sufficient care and valuable clinical resources were directed to patients in greater need

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What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?

28-Oct-2014

It’s Hallowe’en again, and as sure as ghouls emerge from graveyards, we have another crop of “hilarious” costumes making a joke out of mental illness.

Concerns raised about late diagnosis of lung cancer

Concerns raised about late diagnosis of lung cancer

“Doctors in Britain are ‘missing opportunities’ to spot lung cancer at an early stage,” BBC News reports. A study found around a third of people with the condition die within 90 days of their initial diagnosis.

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