Why we need to end the stigma around cancer
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Why we need to end the stigma around cancer

Jennifer Sprinks Editor, Cancer Nursing Practice

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, according to Cancer Research UK. As cancer nurses, you will know better than anyone how a person’s cancer affects their whole family and everyone who loves them. It is hard to believe, therefore, that stigma and taboo have a place in cancer care, and can have a devastating impact on screening and early diagnosis rates.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 21, 4, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/cnp.21.4.5.s1

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