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Cancer Resource Centre

Cancer Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Cancer Resource Centre aims to provide you with up-to-the minute news and research on the latest developments in cancer care to aid with better communication with patients, identification of risk factors and raising overall awareness of key topics and issues.

Cancer care has taken centre stage with the Department of Health’s document Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer launched in January 2011. It says that almost one in four cancers are detected only when a patient is admitted to hospital as an emergency and that our survival rates for cervical, colorectal and breast cancer are among the worst in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

It is therefore crucial for primary care nurses to have broad knowledge and understanding of cancer in order to help with prevention and early diagnosis.

Macmillan nurse consultant Sarah Bache is the expert blogger for the Nursing in Practice cancer resource section. Sarah has been a qualified nurse since 1995 and is currently a Macmillan Nurse ... more

Latest cancer news

16.09.16: If every eligible woman attended regular cervical screenings, 83% of cervical cancer deaths could be prevented
14.09.16: Doctors are often inaccurate when predicting how long terminally ill patients have to live
09.09.16: Three quarters of people in the UK are unaware that obesity increases the risk of cancer, according to Cancer Research UK
05.09.16: Environmental and lifestyle factors have contributed to a sharp rise in cancer diagnoses in children and young people in the last 16 years, experts say
23.08.16: Combined HRT triples the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study in the British Journal of Cancer

Latest cancer clinical articles

Friday 1 May 2015
Beating Bowel Cancer has launched its interactive online community toprovide local peer-to-peer support to bowel cancer patients and their families
Wednesday 29 April 2015
For those recovering from bowel cancer, physical activity is linked to better survival and reduces the risk of cancer returning, as well as cancer-related fatigue, depression and anxiety
Wednesday 29 April 2015
Some cancer patients are up to 68% more likely to survive five years after diagnosis in certain areas of England than others, new figures show
Thursday 26 February 2015
Let me tell you a story about two sisters, my half sister and me...
Thursday 29 January 2015
Two quality standards of care have been released by National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

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