Surgical oncology
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Surgical oncology

Emma Foulds Lecturer in Cancer Care, Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care Studies, Institute for Cancer Research, Surrey

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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 basis of cancer that makes surgery effective. Understanding the specific needs of the individual undergoing surgery for cancer will help in planning and carrying out care for the surgical oncological patient.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 1, 2, 33-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2002.