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Radiotherapy nursing: understanding the nurse’s role

11 March 1998

Nursing Standard

Clinical

The role of the nurse in medical oncology is well defined and accepted, particularly in relation to the administration of chemotherapy. However, radiotherapy nurses...

Ionising radiation: promoting safety for patients, visitors and staff

08 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Diagnostic radiology and sealed and unsealed sources of radiotherapy are valuable in the treatment of cancer. However, unwanted consequences can result from...

Ionising radiation: promoting safety for patients, visitors and staff

02 August 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

Diagnostic radiology and sealed and unsealed sources of radiotherapy are valuable in the treatment of cancer. However, unwanted consequences can result from...

Radiotherapy for patients with prostate cancer

11 February 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Radiotherapy is the most commonly used treatment for patients with localised prostate cancer in the UK. It works by damaging a cell’s deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) so...

Oral mucositis: a challenge for nurses

01 July 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Oral mucositis is a serious complication of chemotherapy that can have a detrimental physical, psychological and medical effect on cancer patients. This article aims...

Nuclear medicine: will I glow in the dark, nurse?

26 January 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nursing in nuclear medicine is an unknown field for most nurses. This article sheds light on the impact nuclear medicine can have on patients and on the nursing role...

Head and neck cancer: oral care during radiotherapy

21 February 1996

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Radiotherapy can have a variety of effects on the oral cavity ranging from mild inflammatory changes to ulcerated, bleeding mucosa. This may have a direct influence...

Skin reactions from radiotherapy

06 November 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Radiotherapy is a widely used cancer treatment that can be used for curative and palliative intent. While it is effective, it can also result in side effects,...

Radiotherapy review for patients with breast cancer: a new approach

01 May 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article describes a study designed to assess the effectiveness of a new approach to reviewing patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. The existing...

Radiotherapy outpatient review: a nurse-led clinic

17 February 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The study reported here was a descriptive account of the activities which take place at a traditional doctor-held radiotherapy review clinic. Comparison is made with...
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