CPD articles

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

Six steps to teaching cancer patients

There are compelling reasons why nurses should be engaged in teaching patients who have...

Use of bevacizumab in patients with advanced or metastatic disease

Over the past ten years there has been a rapid increase in new biological (targeted) anti-...

Bladder cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment

Bladder cancer is a common health problem affecting thousands of people in the UK. People...

Treatment-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: presentation and management

This article aims to increase nurses’ understanding of resorption inhibitor-associated...

Assessment and management of patients with cancer pain

This article aims to update nurses on cancer pain incidence, causes, assessment and...

Bone sarcoma: diagnosis, management and follow up

This article focuses on the diagnosis, management and follow up of patients with bone...

Diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma

Malignant melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the UK and its incidence is rising,...

An overview of gastric cancer and its management

Gastric (stomach) cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide...

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...

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