Cancer screening programmes in England will be overhauled after tens of thousands of women were caught up in major blunders.
Clearer guidance and training is needed at local level for health professionals on the endorsement of e-cigarettes to cancer patients who smoke, according to the authors of a UK study.
Cancer services are destined for a “worryingly bleak future”, unless urgent action is taken to boost the specialist workforce, a charity chief has warned.
Rose geranium oil may help tackle a painful nasal condition that is an unpleasant side effect of chemotherapy, suggest a new small-scale study from the US.
Samantha Westbrook has been appointed as the first peritoneal mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist in the UK.
A senior nurse has spoken about the emotional impact of losing her hair during cancer treatment and how wearing a specially-made wig gave her “confidence to carry on as normal”.
A shortage of specialist nurses is leaving patients with incurable breast cancer feeling “abandoned” without critical care, according to a charity.
A nurse is urging women to be watchful for signs of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), after beginning an 18-month course of chemotherapy treatment for the condition herself.
People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing and dying from cancer, according to new research.
A breast cancer survivor has told an audience of leading community nurses that the nursing staff who cared for her while she was being treated for the condition were key to her “sanity and stability”.
New types of combined oral contraceptives that contain both lower doses of oestrogens and newer progestogens are linked to a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in young women, a study has found.
A protein found in milk can alleviate chemotherapy side effects, potentially bringing relief to millions of patients undergoing cancer treatment, according to US researchers.
Over eight in 10 women with breast cancer in England are not told about the possibility of developing long-term anxiety and depression by healthcare professionals, charities have warned.
A paediatric nurse has said young cancer patients are missing out on vital sexual health information due to embarrassment among care professionals.
An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days.
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
The Royal College of Nursing has condemned new figures showing that more cancer patients are missing a key government target than at any time since records began.
A research grant of £8,000 has been awarded to clinical nurse specialist, Karen Lord, to study the realities of living well with cancer.
Breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of mortality and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents, according to US researchers.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers.
Bowel cancer screening in England is set to start at an earlier age of 50 to improve early detection, according to Public Health England.
Women with diabetes have a dramatically increased risk of developing cancer, according to a study involving UK researchers.
Patients on Merseyside are benefitting from a pioneering service that allows them to receive treatment for cancer in their workplace.
School age boys in the UK should be offered vaccination against the cancer causing human papillomavirus (HPV), according to government advisors.
Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers.
There are no overall increases in the risk of womb cancer or invasive breast cancer after assisted reproduction, according to a study of over 250,000 British women.
Patients with oesophago-gastric cancer should receive support and information from a specialist clinical nurse to help them adapt to physical changes, according to draft guidance.
Patients with lung cancer live longer, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and cope better with treatment when cared for by specialist nurses, according to a new study.
A nurse researcher has been has awarded a grant worth £25,000 to study improving follow-up care for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.
Cancer patients face a 20% higher risk of suicide than the general population, according to the first study of its kind for England.
The “outrageous” five‐year survival rate in England for patients with the most common type of pancreatic cancer ‐ pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) ‐ has been revealed for the first time in a study, commissioned by the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK
Adults with some incurable diseases are not receiving palliative care from hospices early enough during their illness because of the timing of referrals from other services according to researchers.
Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease, according to a UK trial.
A specialist cancer nurse has claimed the stress of her job means she and most of her team need antidepressants to cope.
Staffing shortages at a hospital run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust were a factor in the case of a grandmother whose “painful” death from bladder cancer could have been avoided, a report by the health service ombudsman has revealed.
Experts have encouraged black women to visit their GP if they notice any changes in their breasts, in the wake of research suggesting breast cancer is often perceived as a “disease of whiteness”.
Experts who carried out a review of research on the human papillomavirus vaccine have hit out at “unjustified claims” that it can harm women for fear these could prevent them taking up the jab.
Professor Donna Mead has been appointed as the new chair of Velindre NHS Trust in Cardiff, saying she has “very big shoes to fill”.
An in-depth study of the cancer nursing workforce has revealed major challenges, including startling variations in caseloads and higher than average vacancy rates.
Mistaken belief in “mythical” causes of cancer, such as drinking from plastic bottles and microwave ovens, is rife among the public, according to UK researchers.
Professor Steven Ersser, from York University, is to receive an award later this year in recognition of his contribution to nursing research, especially in the area of dermatology and skin care.
A new booklet on end of life care in pancreatic cancer has been launched with the aim of helping nurse and other healthcare professionals to support patients and their loved ones.
Investing in a nursing post to specifically boost continuity of care for oncology patients can bring tremendous benefits in terms of satisfaction and quality of life, according to researchers.
Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, according to the UK authors of the first “robust” research analysis to examine the link between the two.
A specialist nurse with cancer from Devon has raised nearly £100,000 through public donations to fund a drug not currently available on the NHS.
New multi-disciplinary centres designed to speed up cancer diagnosis are to be trialled in 10 areas in England, it was announced today.
Many patients receiving chemotherapy following surgery for bowel cancer may only need three months treatment rather than the six months currently given, according to researchers.
The NHS is already struggling to cope with accident and emergency admissions involving patients who are in the last year of their lives and is heading for a “crisis”, a charity has warned.
Differences approaches take by clinical teams to the active treatment of lung cancer across England may be cutting short the lives of hundreds of patients with the disease every year, warn researchers.
Helen Wilkes has been appointed as the first mesothelioma nurse specialist in the UK to focus on helping armed forces personnel and veterans affected by the cancer related to asbestos exposure.