CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Ovarian cancer: symptoms, treatment and long-term patient management

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death among women. It has a poor...

Priorities and challenges in the care of teenagers and young adults

This article focuses on priorities and challenges for practitioners working with teenage and...

Prostate cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and management

This article aims to update nurses on prostate cancer with emphasis on incidence,...

How tailored information is used to help patients who have survived cancer

There are an estimated two million cancer survivors in the UK, many living with the long-...

Treatment of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours

Neuroendocrine tumours are rare, accounting for only 0.5 per cent of all malignancies. This...

Sexuality: raising the issue with patients

Few nurses are confident about discussing sexuality with patients, even when cancer or...

Oral cancer: diagnosis, management and nursing care

Oral cancer is estimated to be the ninth most common cancer worldwide. This article examines...

Lung cancer: causes and management

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK and, with poor survival rates, it is...

Cancer survivorship: living with or beyond cancer

An estimated two million people in the UK are living with or beyond cancer – they are cancer...

Understanding patient accounts of body image change

Patients share a variety of accounts of their altered body image experiences associated with...

Malignant pleural mesothelioma: the current picture

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer, the incidence of which is rising. Asbestos is a...

Mapping the social support networks of patients

The aim of this article is to provide you with a briefing on how to construct a social...

Prostate cancer — an overview

According to the Institute of Cancer Research, London, the incidence of prostate cancer has...

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is a general label applied to cancers occurring in the colon or rectum (...

Improving the patient’s experience of cancer-related fatigue

Fatigue is a complex, multifactorial disorder with physical, mental, and psychological...

Demonstrating critical analysis in academic assignments

Nurses use critical analysis skills in their day-to-day practice, but many find it difficult...

Patient empowerment through information

There is widespread agreement that patients should be informed about aspects of their...

Nutrition and cancer

Cancer patients may develop many nutritional problems resulting from the disease itself or...

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