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Exploring perceptions and experiences of oral chemotherapy in people with cancer

01 June 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

The increasing use of oral chemotherapy treatment for cancer offers benefits in terms of care closer to home. However, these formulations are associated with a...

Managing change: developing a specialist nursing service for patients with secondary breast cancer

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence & practice

Since July 2015 Macmillan breast care nurses (BCNs) at Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester have specialised in the care of patients with secondary breast...

Recurrent head and neck cancer: body image and concerns about sexuality

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence & practice

Aim Aim The focus on recurrent head and neck cancer (HNC) care is typically geared toward treatment with curative intent, but there are other issues that are...

Children’s cancer nursing – past, present and future

07 November 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Specialty development

Treatment for children’s cancer has changed significantly over the past 50 years. Once considered a fatal disease, the five-year survival rate is now over 80% for...

End of treatment interviews for patients following primary breast cancer treatment

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence & practice

Since the mid-1980s, female breast cancer deaths have fallen by 40% in the UK, largely due to increasingly successful treatments. The growing number of cancer...

Multi–parametric magnetic resonance imaging before prostate biopsy

10 October 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Prostate cancer attracts a great deal of media attention in the popular and academic press, affecting patients’ expectations before their first outpatient...

Establishing a community of practice for clinical nurse specialists

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence & practice

This article describes the development of a community of practice for more than 55 clinical nurse specialists in a large cancer centre. Supported by Macmillan Cancer...

Managing pain in advanced cancer settings: an expert guidance and conversation tool

07 December 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

The Managing Advanced Cancer Pain Together (MACPT) group is a team of European experts in pain management who recognise that, despite the great advances in cancer...

Smoking and vaping among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people: results of a Proud2BSmokefree survey

07 December 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

There is evidence of a causal link between smoking and cancer, and its effects on cancer survivorship. Smoking is common among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans...

The challenges of delivering care to a non-English speaking patient, with a rare sarcomatoid gastric cancer

07 November 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical management

Clinical management of patients with rare cancers can be challenging, but is further complicated when patients are not fluent in English, and require a translator....