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Care decisions should not depend on age

10 April 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice


The need to better understand cancer in older people and their response to, and tolerability of, treatment is important.

What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope

01 May 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Book Review

WRITTEN FOR people affected by cancer, this book, edited by a doctor who is a survivor of breast cancer, aims to provide ‘hope and reassurance’ for cancer survivors.

Meeting the long-term needs of survivors

13 December 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


As more people live with and beyond cancer the consequences of the disease and its treatments are becoming more apparent. Some of these consequences are specific to...

Let us work to deliver patient choice and quality care

08 November 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice


A play showing what it feels like to be a patient with a learning disability was a powerful opener for this year’s fourth and final joint UK oncology nursing society...

Older people need champions like us

08 April 2011

Cancer Nursing Practice


The UK population is ageing and cancer is predominantly a disease of older people; 60 per cent of all cancer diagnoses are in people over the age of 65 years.

How Nye Bevan’s announcement transformed the UK

09 July 2018

Cancer Nursing Practice


On 5 July the NHS turned 70 years old. It was a momentous anniversary as very few of us have known, or could even imagine, a health service that you have to pay for....

Death and the Elephant: How Cancer Saved My Life

09 July 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

Book review

The author of this book adopts an unusual perspective on the experience of cancer – he credits the disease with saving his life. Ensnared in a gambling addiction and...

A collaborative approach to delivering health and well-being events to people affected by lung cancer

11 November 2016

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Health and well-being events form part of the recovery package for people living with and beyond cancer where they can access help and advice to support the...

Living beyond cancer resource

06 July 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice


There are two million people living with and beyond cancer in the UK. However, the uptake of initiatives to implement holistic needs assessments (HNAs) for this...

Holistic needs assessment: Rationale and practical implementation

10 June 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Many people are living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis in the UK. The vision of the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative is that they are supported to live as...