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Skin cancer: getting back to basics

All skin types can develop skin cancer and at any age. It is more common among people with light (fair) skin (Fitzpatrick type 1 and 2 skin). Skin cancer can affect both men and women. Even teenagers...

How practice nurses could raise awareness of ovarian cancer

Practice nurses are at the forefront of women's health. Contraception, sexual health advice, menopause management and cervical screening are some of the regular interactions nurses have with women....


A campaign to increase uptake of cervical screening will run until mid-March across England, including TV advertising, video on demand and social media. The Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening Saves...

The role of the practice nurse in cancer care reviews

An annual survey of cancer patients in England provides data on patients' experience in hospital and their out of hospital care (Picker, 2019). The out of hospital questions include support for...

Cervical Screening Awareness Week: getting the facts out

14–20 June is Cervical Screening Awareness Week. We have a valuable opportunity to highlight the importance of the test but also to communicate what HPV testing is, and what it means to have HPV....

Raising awareness of cervical cancer in younger women

September was Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and we at Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust launched new research into cervical cancer symptom awareness among women aged 18 years and over. Worryingly,...

Group consultations for cancer care reviews in general practice

Statistics from Macmillan (2016) show that with advances in treatment, more people are living with and beyond cancer. Following cancer treatment, individuals may have ongoing needs and concerns,...

Why we need to keep talking about weight and its role in cancer prevention

Extra body fat doesn't just sit in the body, it's active, and can affect growth, metabolism and reproductive hormones..

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