Opinion, analysis and debate
'When does cancer turn into a claim?'Subscription
Decades ago Britain was one of the biggest asbestos importers in the world. The so-called “magic mineral” is fire-proof and was used extensively in all types of industry.
When the story broke about Angelina Jolie’s potential risk of breast cancer Macmillan saw an 800% increase in visits to their familial breast cancer web page.
People affected by cancer often feel isolated because of the emotional, financial, practical and physical impact of cancer.
There is a migration of services from the hospital into the community. The enhanced recovery programme and open-access cancer follow-up are just two initiatives that aim to relocate care
Bernie Wilson is lead chemotherapy nurse at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside, where she has worked for 28 years.
'Palliative care is deeply rewarding'Subscription
Macmillan palliative care specialist Alison Foster has made a career out of helping others when they are at their most vulnerable.
For as many years as we care to recall, the health service has endorsed that we must treat patients in a patient-centred way, making sure we care for both body and soul.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with more than 100,000 new cases recorded every year.
Palliative care is widely accepted as best practice end-of-life care and is concerned with promoting and maintaining the best possible quality of life.
'We must make time for older cancer patients'Subscription
Half of people newly diagnosed with cancer are aged 70 or over. As nurses, we have a vitally important role to play.