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CancerBACUP provides information and support for people affected by cancer, and...

Anterior resection syndrome — the long-term effects of surgery for rectal cancer

Cancer treatments can cause symptoms that persist for months after completion of...

GIST: overview and recent advances in treatment with imatinib mesylate

The treatment of advanced and metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)...

Generalnurses’ perceptions of the role of the clinical nurse specialist in Ireland

Clinical nurse specialists have advanced knowledge of a specific practice area and...

Anterior resection syndrome — the long-term effects of surgery for rectal cancer

Cancer treatments can cause symptoms that persist for months after completion of therapy....

Causes and treatment of early lymphoedema

Lymphoedema – the swelling of an arm, leg or other part of the body – due to an...

Developing a self-assessment quality of life tool

The specialist nurse is in a prime position to provide holistic care and this care...

Tumour of the appendix: pseudomyxoma peritonei

This paper describes the experiences of a patient with pseudomyxoma peritonei, a...

Palliative care education for community based nurses

A fundamental aim of the NHS Cancer Plan (2000) is to improve the experience of...

Mouth care and ritualistic practice

Oral complications, such as mucositis inflammation of the mucous membrane which can...

Developing palliative care services in partnership

Last month’s publication of the NICE guidance document, Improving Supportive and...

Reviewing nursing support in cancer care

Supportive care has come to the forefront of political attention, a fact symbolised...

Transition: from staff nurse to clinical nurse specialist

Much has been written about the difficulties in making the transition from a...

Establishing specialist palliative care provision for care homes

As the British population ages, it is increasingly common for elderly patients with...

CNS home visits following diagnosis of lung cancer

The increasing numbers of patients diagnosed with lung cancer and the specialised...

Meeting the diverse needs of urological cancer patients

Urological cancers account for about 37,000 new cancers and over 15,000 deaths each...

Establishing clinical rotation programmes in cancer and palliative care nursing

The establishment of rotational nursing posts for practitioners wishing to develop...

Nurse management of trastuzumab for patients with breast cancer

Modern techniques that enable the molecular characterisation of cancerous tissue...

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