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What do Macmillan nurses do and how could I become one?

Charity is a major force in UK cancer nursing – find out about its nurses’ diverse roles and the knowledge and qualifications you need if you’d like to join them

Charity is a major force in UK cancer nursing – find out about its nurses’ diverse roles and the knowledge and qualifications you need if you’d like to join them

Macmillan nurses are specialist cancer nurses with experience and qualifications in cancer care.

Charity Macmillan Cancer Support – which plays a significant role in the cancer nursing workforce through funding and partnership – says its nurses help people understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment options, and provide support for those living with cancer.

What do Macmillan nurses do?

They provide information about cancer and the different treatment options, and help manage side effects. They advise people on what support is available, including offering information about social care,

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