Small cell lung cancer
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Small cell lung cancer

Bernadette Byrne Senior Staff Nurse, Oncology Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

This remains an extremely serious disease, but there is much that nurses can do to help patients if they understand its mechanisms and effects. Bernadette Byrne explains

Aim The aim of this article is to help nurses to gain an understanding of the unique nature of small cell lung cancer and its treatment. With this knowledge base, nurses will be able to organise care in a rational manner, and be better prepared to meet the individual needs of patients with this type of cancer.

Nursing Standard. 8, 9, 23-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.8.9.23.s42

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