Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it
Paul Beland Specialist nurse, palliative care, Macmillan and Hudson Palliative care centre, Wisbech
Colorectal cancer represents a significant threat to men and women and in Western societies its incidence is increasing. However, with care, adequate screening and early detection, it can be diagnosed and treated effectively. Although Western lifestyles, especially diet and sedentary living, are difficult to change, screening and prompt treatment are nonetheless worthwhile. Nurses can play a significant role in conveying this message clearly to the public and encouraging the uptake of available screening services.
Primary Health Care. 25, 6, 35-41. doi: 10.7748/phc.25.6.35.e980Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind peer review and checked using antiplagiarism softwareConflict of interest
Received: 07 October 2014
Accepted: 28 October 2014