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Health anxiety and fear of recurrence

Health anxiety and fear of recurrence

Thursday 21st May 2020 Managing a patient’s fear of cancer recurrence and health anxiety can be difficult. After treatment, many patients want to have the reassurance that they are cured. Generally it is not possible for health care professionals to say with absolute...

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Safety netting in primary care

Safety netting in primary care

Wednesday 13th May 2020 In times of uncertainty safety netting is an important part of the primary care consultation and referral process. When followed correctly, safety netting can help ensure patients are monitored appropriately and follow-ups take place where...

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Cancer Keys

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Cancer Keys: COVID-19 and Neutropenic Sepsis

Cancer Keys: COVID-19 and Neutropenic Sepsis

Neutropenic sepsis is a potentially fatal complication of anticancer treatment (particularly chemotherapy). Helpful hint: NICE have produced a COVID-19 rapid guideline on the delivery of systemic anticancer treatments. If patients present with COVID-19 symptoms this...

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Cancer Keys: Linking Hemianopia to Brain Tumours

Cancer Keys: Linking Hemianopia to Brain Tumours

A homonymous hemianopia is the loss of part of the field of vision on the same side, in both eyes. It frequently occurs to those with brain tumours, and to those who have suffered from a stroke or traumatic brain injuries. Potential pitfall: Visual field examinations...

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Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

Cancer Keys: Leukaemia and Hepatosplenomegaly

Swelling of the liver and spleen can be due to a number of causes such as infection, however in some cases it can be an indicator of leukaemia. A patient with an enlarged spleen may present with a feeling of discomfort or pain behind the left ribs and feel full very...

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#Hellomynameis

#hellomynameis – Tom, Senior Media Technologist

#hellomynameis – Tom, Senior Media Technologist

With communication at the heart of GatewayC and fundamental to improving patient care, this blog series focuses on introductions and reflections from the team behind the programme. In this post, we’re introducing Tom, Senior Media Technologist. Could you tell us about...

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