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Managing malignant fungating lesions

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 02, PAGE NO: 36Jackie Lisle, BA, DN, RMN, SRN, NNEB, is district tissue viability adviser, Wakefield and Pontefract Community Health NHS TrustMalignant fungating wounds occur when a cancerous mass invades the epithelium, resulting in either a raised fungating nodular wound or an ulcerating crater. They are difficult to manage, which can be distressing for both the patient and the nurse.

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