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60-seconds with mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist Christine Jones

Mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist Christine Jones loves her diverse role

Christine Jones, 54, has more than 30 years’ nursing experience. Married with two children, she has been a lung cancer clinical nurse specialist for 10 years.

Christine Jones

Last month she became Mesothelioma UK’s 10th addition to their dedicated team of clinical nurse specialists when she took up her role at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

What are your main work responsibilities?

To plan, assess and evaluate the care given to all patients suspected of having lung cancer or mesothelioma, from diagnosis through to supportive care.

How did you get your job?

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer. There is a high incidence in Plymouth and surrounding areas, so we approached Mesothelioma UK with an expression of interest for a specialist mesothelioma nurse.

Who are your patients?

Anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma or undergoing diagnostics and waiting for results.

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