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Secondary breast cancer: the role of primary care nurses . / Tessa Watts

Practice Nurse, Volume: 44, Issue: 5, Pages: 36 - 41

Swansea University Author: Tessa Watts

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Internationally breast cancer, the most common form of invasive female cancer, is increasingly prevalent. Treatment strategies have changed substantially in recent years. These developments are extremely positive not least because of the concomitant increase in survival. However, many still face con...

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Published in: Practice Nurse
Published: 2014
Online Access: http://web.b.ebscohost.com.openathens-proxy.swan.ac.uk/ehost/detail?sid=f6089eae-4766-4432-b4f2-5cb6a50e93ef%40sessionmgr114&vid=4&hid=117&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=bth&AN=96271202
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa17575
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Abstract: Internationally breast cancer, the most common form of invasive female cancer, is increasingly prevalent. Treatment strategies have changed substantially in recent years. These developments are extremely positive not least because of the concomitant increase in survival. However, many still face considerable challenges which impact significantly on their quality of life. Sadly care for these individuals has been inadequate as compared with that offered to those with primary breast cancer and research findings indicate that people affected by secondary breast cancer have a diverse unmet supportive care needs. Given the increasing prevalence of secondary breast cancer, rising survival times set against significant health service reform it is imperative that primary health professionals are cognisant of and understand the particular challenges and needs of this patient group. To raise awareness amongst practice nurses and primary care professionals this paper
Keywords: secondary breast cancer, primary care nurse, practice nurse, supportive care, palliative care, quality of life.
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 5
Start Page: 36
End Page: 41