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Hickman line surveillance in oncology

01 March 2008

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article describes the development of a surveillance tool to monitor complications associated with Hickman and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)...

Fertility oncology for premenopausal women

09 February 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


A female fertility oncology service that allows urgent consultations with a fertility expert before cancer treatment has been developed in Greater Manchester and...

Surviving cancer: a review of the impact and consequences

15 October 1997

Nursing Standard


It is estimated that by the 21 st century over 60 per cent of cancer patients will survive beyond the five-year range (Tuls-Halstead and Fernsler 1994, La Fortune-...

Oral health: basic or essential care?

01 April 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


Oral care for people with cancer is particularly important. An inability to eat, the effects of potent medication and susceptibility to infection all contribute to...

Surgical oncology

01 March 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


Surgery is the oldest form of treatment for patients with solid tumours. It is vital that nurses have a full understanding of why surgery is used and the biological...

Nurse prescribing: my experience as a lung cancer nurse specialist

08 September 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article describes the experience of a lung cancer nurse specialist becoming a non-medical prescriber. It looks at the advantages and disadvantages of taking on...

Providing psychological support for patients with cancer

28 November 2007

Nursing Standard


This article focuses on the communication skills required to provide psychological support to cancer patients. The article explores factors that reduce the...

Improving door-to-needle times for patients with suspected neutropenic sepsis

10 November 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Neutropenic sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of chemotherapy and has an associated mortality of 2% to 21%. Patients can deteriorate rapidly and...

Traffic-light system developed to prioritise cancer treatments

01 July 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Acute oncology services have been developed to meet the unplanned, urgent care needs of patients with cancer more effectively. Such patients often develop problems...

Exploring the role and expertise of ward-based oncology clinicians

09 February 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to involve ward-based band 6 oncology nurses with the research process and subsequently explore their role and clinical working...
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