Bladder cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment
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Bladder cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment

Bruce Turner Uro-oncology nurse practitioner, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, and Barts Health NHS Trust, London
Lawrence Drudge-Coates Urology oncology clinical nurse specialist and honorary lecturer, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Bladder cancer is a common health problem affecting thousands of people in the UK. People who develop the disease receive care and treatment from a wide range of healthcare professionals. Nurses are well placed to educate patients about lifestyle modifications that may help reduce the risk of developing the disease. To help ensure that patients are supported during and after treatment it is useful for nurses to have an understanding of the patient pathway, from diagnosis and treatment to long-term follow up.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 11, 7,30-37. doi: 10.7748/cnp2012.09.11.7.30.c9294

Correspondence

bruce.turner@homerton.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared