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Identifying side effects of pelvic radiotherapy

02 December 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

While treatment may be effective in managing disease, patients may experience significant long-term side effects. Women with gynaecological cancers will often...

Redesigning follow-up care for cancer patients

01 July 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The role of specialist oncology nurses has developed significantly in recent years with new ways of working. This article describes a partnership project between a...

How a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer affects women’s sexuality

01 February 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To explore the impact of gynaecological cancer on sexuality from the patient’s perspective. Method A qualitative descriptive design was used. Eight participants...

Management of a patient with secondary lymphoedema

08 March 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

Women undergoing surgery and/or radiotherapy for treatment of gynaecological cancers are at risk of developing lower limb lymphoedema. However, unlike patients...

Developing a clinic to meet patients’ pre-operative needs

10 April 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

This article describes a practice development project at a gynaecological oncology centre aimed at improving patient experience before admission for major pelvic...

Approaches to producing credible and useful literature reviews

01 April 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Nurses at all stages of their careers can develop evidence-based practice through reviewing the literature to identify the best available evidence. This is not...

Cervical screening programme targets ‘hard to reach’ women

01 April 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Gynaecology

Despite campaigns to highlight the importance of cervical screening, there has been a decline in the number of eligible women opting for smear tests. This article...

Use of glycated haemoglobin blood test (HbA1c) screening for health promotion in surgical gynaecology oncology patients

17 September 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

High body mass index (BMI) is a common risk factor for type 2 diabetes and many cancers, and the increasing prevalence of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and high BMI...