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Increasing access to cancer screening programmes

08 September 2011

Learning Disability Practice


Uptake of cancer screening by people with learning disabilities in England is poor. Data were collected using a short online questionnaire to estimate awareness of...

Experiences of healthcare professionals in cancer assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities: a literature review

25 January 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

Learning disabilities

Cancer is a leading underlying cause of death among people with learning disabilities, who are less likely to receive screening tests for the disease than those...

In your best interests

27 April 2010

Nursing Standard


Nurses in Birmingham are raising awareness of the national bowel cancer screening programme throughout their diverse community.

The screen team

04 June 2008

Nursing Standard

General article

Breast cancer screening take-up is very low among women with a learning disability. Nurses in Leeds are trying to change the situation.

Meeting the challenges of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in the UK

27 October 2021

Primary Health Care

cervical screening

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women worldwide, despite also being one of the most preventable and treatable. Most deaths from cervical...

Making reasonable adjustments to cancer services for people with learning disabilities

10 January 2022

Cancer Nursing Practice

Healthcare inequalities

People with learning disabilities do not access or engage with proactive cancer screening in line with those without learning disabilities. As a result, they often...

Bowel health and screening: evaluating a peer-led educational intervention for people with learning disabilities

20 May 2021

Learning Disability Practice

service user involvement

Bowel or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer in Scotland. People with learning disabilities have...

Nurses’ knowledge of breast screening and the implications for advising women with dense breast tissue: a literature review

09 June 2021

Primary Health Care

breast cancer screening

Breast cancer is the second highest cause of female death in the UK. Early detection of breast cancer has been advanced through the mammography screening programme,...

Dementia and comorbid cancer: challenges and implications for nursing practice

21 March 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice


Data regarding the prevalence of dementia and the prevalence of cancer suggest that a relatively large number of older people living with dementia may also have...

Reducing health inequalities in cervical screening: a general practice project

07 February 2024

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

Cervical screening is a crucial intervention to detect cervical cancer at an early stage and reduce mortality rates. Early detection through regular screening can...