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Breast cancer screening

21 April 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses breast screening, breast awareness and the role of the breast care clinical nurse specialist.

Management of patients with breast cancer

25 June 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with over 39,500 women diagnosed every year (Cancer Research UK 2003). The author examines the biological,...

Management of patients with breast cancer

01 July 2004

Primary Health Care

CPD

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with over 41,000 women diagnosed every year (Cancer Research UK 2004). The author examines the biological,...

Male breast cancer: treatment and care

01 October 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Although breast cancer is uncommon in men, it can cause significant morbidity and mortality. While treatment and management of female breast cancer has been widely...

Developing evidence-based standards for breast prosthesis fitting services

01 July 2006

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

A significant proportion of the 41,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK will have a mastectomy or lumpectomy and will require the use of...

Award-winning project raises care standards and patient satisfaction

08 November 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

A project involving the introduction of a new discharge pathway has been recognised as joint best patient support initiative by Breast Cancer Care. Two audits have...

The evolving field of brachytherapy: early stage breast cancer

01 December 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Brachytherapy means giving radiotherapy from the inside of the body. Although, until recently, the technique has not been used routinely to treat breast cancer, new...

Nurse specialist direct referrals to breast care clinics

01 October 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

From pre-diagnosis and beyond treatment for breast cancer, many individuals access the breast care nurse specialist team with questions and concerns which then...

The lived experience of breast cancer-related lymphoedema

01 November 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

AimThis study focused on the impact that breast cancer-related lymphoedema has had on the lives of 20 women, who were already being treated for lymphoedema. MethodIt...

The nurse’s role in promoting breast awareness

12 April 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Breast cancer affects up to one in 12 women in the UK. Breast awareness, which is advocated in place of routine breast examination, involves women...