Oesophageal cancer: symptoms, treatment and nursing role
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Oesophageal cancer: symptoms, treatment and nursing role

Ruth Moxon Clinical nurse specialist, Berkshire Cancer Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

This article examines the symptoms and treatment of oesophageal cancer. The article focuses on the nurse’s role in post-operative care of oesophagectomy patients. Alternative treatments available when surgery is not an option are also identified.

Nursing Standard. 25, 32, 50-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.

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