Neuroendocrine tumours are rare, accounting for only 0.5 per cent of all malignancies. This is an often misdiagnosed and under-recognised condition that can lead to years of inadequately managed symptoms, leaving patients feeling distressed, isolated and frustrated. The nurse specialist can educate patients, co-ordinate and implement integrated care and administer symptomatic treatments. A major goal is to improve patients’ experiences by working with all members of the multidisciplinary team.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 9, 7, 28-37. doi: 10.7748/cnp2010.09.9.7.28.c7981Peer review
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