Two measures designed to reduce the incidence of cancer have been announced today by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.
Routine vaccination of girls aged 12 or 13 years with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical disease in later life, according to a UK study.
Digital and data experts are to join national cancer and mental health policy teams at NHS England to help them make the best use of technology.
A leading charity has highlighted the importance of supporting pancreatic cancer patients with their psychological health, after a UK survey revealed people’s needs are not being met.
The first mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist in the UK to focus on patients with an armed forces or military background has had her funding extended so she can become whole-time equivalent.
A team of nursing staff in the North West have set up a smear test clinic for hospital employees in a bid to help encourage those who are busy caring for patients, to look after themselves too.
Proposals have been revealed to scrap the blanket four-hour access target in accident and emergency departments in favour of a new approach that prioritises the most acutely unwell patients.
A staff nurse whose husband died of pancreatic cancer seven years ago, has called for the disease to be considered a “cancer emergency” as she gets ready to take on a charity challenge in his memory.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals are being called on to support the first national cervical screening campaign to increase the number of women attending across England.
A professor leading a review into national cervical, breast and bowel examination schemes has called for nurses and other staff members to give ideas and views to help inform recommendations for the future of cancer screenings.
GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie.
A West Yorkshire trust is piloting a new way to help people to live better with and beyond cancer by offering two support co-ordinator posts, funded by the charity Macmillan.
Hospital trusts will need to boost their specialist nurse numbers to enable the introduction of a raft of new high-quality molecular diagnostic tests for all lung cancer patients, a report has warned.
Over two thirds of young women would not tell a nurse about their smear test worries, suggests a new survey that raises wider concerns around uptake of screening for cervical cancer.
Two medicines for treating diabetes, along with one for advanced breast cancer, have been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland.
An “online toolkit” has been launched by a charity to help secondary breast cancer nurses “develop and improve” the nursing service they offer to patients.
The risk of suicide increases significantly in the first year following a diagnosis of cancer, warn researchers, who also highlight that the rise varies by the type of cancer diagnosed.
Large differences in radiation doses used for computed tomography (CT) scans are mainly due to how the scanners are used by staff rather than differences in patients or machines, a study suggests.
A University of Surrey nursing professor has been awarded an international award for specialists in children’s cancer care, the first time a nurse has received the accolade.
Frontline NHS nurses were left “overwhelmed” and placed under needless added pressure after tens of thousands of women were wrongly told they had missed a routine breast cancer screening, an independent review has today found.
A new clinical nurse specialist role has been created at one of the largest acute trusts in England to offer “vital support” for brain tumour patients as part of an innovative charity initiative.
A nurse from Wrexham has won a charity award for her “outstanding” commitment to prostate cancer patients.
Too many lung cancer patients in the UK are missing out on “pivotal” support from a clinical nurse specialist, experts have warned.
A charity is encouraging nurses to support its appeal to develop the world’s first screening tool for ovarian cancer.
The “dedication and kindness” of a former nurse has been commemorated by the unveiling of a plaque and a specially named hospital suite.
A specialist nurse has been awarded for her work in “transforming lives” in her career and wider community.
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.