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Impact and management of malignant wounds

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Published: 10.05.12
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Dr Betina Lund-Nielsen - University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr Lund-Nielsen talks to ecancer at the European Oncology Nursing Society annual meeting in Geneva, April 2012. 5-10% of all cancer patients will suffer from a wound which is growing outside the body. These are often overlooked in cancer care and require special treatment to alleviate. Bacterial infection is a risk which needs to be born in mind, and although they can not often be cured, palliative care is available such as honey bandages or silver bandages.

Psychological techniques such as dialogues and relaxation training is also used. Dr Lund-Nielsen also discusses her study in to different techniques.

 

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