News and practice for cancer nurse specialists
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.
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.
Latest research: cancer
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
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
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
What will it take for people to realise that making money out of other people's misery is utterly unacceptable?
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.
Behind the Headlines
“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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Macmillan Cancer Resources
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?