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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

A support service for lung cancer ‘suspects’

A preliminary audit revealed that only half of GP referrals for suspected lung...

Post-operative complications following subareolar duct clearance

Total duct excision is a common therapeutic procedure for abnormal nipple discharge...

Case study on a fungating head and neck cancer wound

Head and neck fungating wounds are probably one of the most challenging aspects of...

Administration of cetuximab in managing colorectal cancer

This article outlines the management strategy for the administration of the new...

A community nurse education programme

This paper reports an evaluation of a community nurse education study programme...

The Omnipresence of Cancer: its implications for colorectal cancer

The Omnipresence of Cancer is a theory used to describe the experience of having...

The vital role of nurses in the care of oesophageal cancer patients

Oesophageal cancer is an aggressive disease with the potential to metastasise early...

Renal cell cancer: causes, prognosis, management and treatments

Most patients who develop renal cell or kidney cancer can be treated with a radical...

Comparing physician and nurse chemotherapy toxicity assessment

Nurse-led assessment of chemotherapy-related toxicities is poorly documented. This...

Developing a nurse-led follow-up protocol for lung cancer

This article presents an overview of the development of a protocol to guide lung...

Psychosocial and educational needs of patients undergoing chemotherapy

Cytotoxic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for all forms of haematological...

Disparities in perceptions of information and support for hospital inpatients

Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide information and support to patients...

Developing a joint CNS role across a cancer unit and centre

The role of the specialist nurse may differ between a cancer unit and a cancer...

The value of a hospital palliative care team to other staff

A hospital palliative care team (HPCT) aims to provide specific advice, information...

Gaining the views of service users in a specialist palliative day care setting

Patient and public involvement in the assessment of palliative care services...

The evolving field of brachytherapy: early stage breast cancer

Brachytherapy means giving radiotherapy from the inside of the body. Although,...

Radioimmunotherapy in the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Cancers of the immune system (lymphomas) are extremely sensitive to radiation....

Reducing waiting times in diagnosing patients with endometrial cancer

The NHS Cancer Plan (2000) is a five-year policy framework for improving cancer...

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