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The nurse’s role in HIFU therapy for prostate cancer

01 September 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice


The efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a minimally invasive therapy for the treatment of localised prostate cancers has been demonstrated over...

Establishing a prostate cancer support group

01 February 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice


Whilst in the UK, there has been no shortage of breast cancer support groups for women, there are comparatively few support groups for men with prostate cancer,...

The management of prostate cancer

05 February 2003

Nursing Standard


Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies in westernised countries. An alarming fact is that the incidence of prostate cancer is showing an upward...

Prostate-specific antigen test: an informed choice

05 April 2011

Primary Health Care


In December 2010 the UK National Screening Committee announced that following a review of the evidence, a screening programme for prostate cancer based on the...

Digital rectal examination — an holistic examination approach

01 December 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice


Digital rectal examination (DRE) is commonly carried out by nurse practitioners as part of their history taking and physical examination of patients to assess the...

The success of a nurse-led, one-stop suspected prostate cancer clinic

01 April 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


Until recently, the prostate biopsy, and accompanying trans-rectal ultrasound, has been the domain of senior doctors. However, there is no reason why a senior,...

Evaluating the efficacy of a telephone follow-up clinic

09 February 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article presents the findings of an audit of patient satisfaction with a prostate cancer telephone follow-up service. Respondents thought the service was a...

Prostate cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and management

02 December 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article aims to update nurses on prostate cancer with emphasis on incidence, epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. An...

The role of the uro-oncology CNS

01 October 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice


To meet the new cancer related targets, address the void left by junior doctors and to improve patient care, a uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) was added...

Standard of prostate biopsies undertaken by nurse practitioners

01 March 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To determine whether prostate biopsies can be safely and reliably undertaken by advanced nurse practitioners compared with those undertaken by a consultant...
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