The role of the Breast Care Nurse

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be very frightening and many will have concerns about body image, self-esteem, sexuality and the impact on relationships. There can be significant financial impacts on the woman and her family and uncertainty over the future. Many women who have breast cancer, feel helpless and powerless. The psychological impact of … Continue reading The role of the Breast Care Nurse

How can you help a newly diagnosed cancer patient?

Hearing a friend or family member has been dealt a cancer diagnosis can mean you are struggling with your own emotional response, as well as wondering how you can effectively communicate and help that person.  Both emotional and practical support can be a huge help for anyone newly diagnosed with cancer but sometimes it’s hard … Continue reading How can you help a newly diagnosed cancer patient?

Ear Infections in Children: When To Seek Help

Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a very common reason for parents taking their children to the GP.   Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon Dr George Sim from Kids-ENT says it’s quite common for children to have one or two ear infections a year that are not severe. “Children are more susceptible to … Continue reading Ear Infections in Children: When To Seek Help