Nursing management of common oncological emergencies
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Nursing management of common oncological emergencies

Mark Foulkes Nurse consultant, Cancer care and trust lead cancer nurse, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading

This article examines three of the most common oncological emergencies. It considers the underlying pathophysiology of these conditions and the symptoms. The role of the nurse in identifying these conditions and expediting timely care to reduce patient morbidity and mortality is discussed.

Nursing Standard. 24, 41,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.06.24.41.49.c7835

Correspondence

mark.foulkes@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review