Opinion, analysis and debate
For people living with cancer, it is nurses who so often play a critical role in providing the care, comfort and reassurance that they need, during what can often be the most difficult time in their lives.
The cancer community came together this week at the Britain Against Cancer Conference to discuss the future of cancer care, with the crisis facing the UK’s cancer workforce high up on the agenda.
After radiotherapy left her with severe swallowing difficulties, Mary found herself reliant on the after-care oncology team
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Every clinician thinks their speciality is the best, should have the most funding, the best resources and the highest quality patient experience.
Student nurse Jessica discusses her placement experience providing palliative care to a patient in her home
Sue Morgan MBE has been an advocate for children and young people with cancer for the majority of her career, but here she speaks for herself, telling us the rewards and challenges of work that’s close to her heart
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We talk to Rajvinder (Raj) Mashiana, an oncology nurse who thrives on a challenge, whether it be building a ground-breaking new cancer wing or working in for a non-profit organisation in Ethiopia.
Nicolette Peel talks about motherhood, midwifery, and her charity Mummy’s Star
Children’s nursing student editor, Gary Williams, reflects on his first experience of caring for someone who died and the available cancer treatments in the UK and abroad.
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Having worked in palliative care for 20 years, when Nigel Dodds was diagnosed with cancer he expected the worst
'If you find yourself running behind, don’t get flustered – prioritise and delegate non-essential jobs 'Subscription
We talk to Carly Ringrose, a research nurse at the Southampton Cancer Research UK Centre, who has been a nurse for eight years and is working on early phase trials for new lymphoma treatments.
Routine follow-up is a long-established approach in healthcare and nursing
My thoughts on my pediatric oncology placementSubscription
Despite regularly looking after patients with cancer when working as a care assistant, Danielle is now facing her fear of working with paediatric cancer.
Clinical nurse specialist, Dr Victoria Harmer, used her role as an advisor on Eastenders to help the public understand the impact Peggy Mitchell’s breast cancer diagnosis would have in real life
Dementia is a complex issue and affects individuals and their families in different ways.
Over 25 years since the first Teenage Cancer Trust unit opened in London, says Sam Smith, on a model ensuring nurses have age-specific expertise to deliver holistic care to teenagers and young people
We talk to Laura Croan, Northern Ireland’s only lymphoma clinical nurse specialist, based at Belfast City Hospital, who has been a nurse for 12 years.
By creating a ‘one stop clinic’ for people concerned about possible cancer symptoms, Morecambe Bay Hospital aimed to address the fears preventing early detection. Richard Turner, urological clinical nurse specialist, explains.
'Weight loss in cancer patients causes distress'Subscription
Weight loss is often associated with treatment and viewed as an inevitable consequence of the disease or its treatment.
Health promotion is part of every nurse’s role but conversations are not always easy to start. Practice nurse and health promotion enthusiast, Jaqui Walker, explains how World Cancer Research Fund can help