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Penile cancer: diagnosis, clinical features and management

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module provides an overview of penile cancer. The focus is on its clinical aspects to help nurses understand incidence, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment, and to enable them educate and support patients affected by this disease. Psychological support of patients and their partners is also emphasised as the effects of penile cancer can be significant.


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Bruce Turner, Former nurse consultant, uro-oncology, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Nurse practitioner, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, England.
Lawrence Drudge-Coates, Urological oncology clinical nurse specialist, King’s College Hospital, London, England.
Sarah Henderson, Uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist, St George’s Hospital, London.

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