Caring for patients with gynaecological cancer and malignant fistula
Karen Handscomb Macmillan senior lecturer practitioner, Cancer care, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, Middlesex
Diane Laverty Clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, Royal Marsden Hospital
Nick Lodge Research nurse, Royal Marsden Hospital
Catherine Spencer Macmillan gynaecological oncology nurse specialist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Malignant fistula formation is a rare but serious and distressing sequel of cancer and its treatment. Guidance on care and treatment of women with malignant fistulae is offered based on an audit of current practice and analysis of the available literature.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 2,33-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2005.03.4.2.33.c160