Managing women with ovarian cancer: the role of the nurse
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Managing women with ovarian cancer: the role of the nurse

Lisa Clarke Macmillan clinical nurse specialist in gynaecological cancer
Catherine Bailey Macmillan Cancer Information Centre manager, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

This article considers the nature of ovarian cancer, the effect this diagnosis may have on patients, their families and carers, and the treatment options available. The importance of the role of the nurse in providing support and information for women undergoing treatment is discussed.

Correspondence lisa.clarke@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 25, 5,41-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.10.25.5.41.c8023

Published in print: 06 October 2010

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review