It’s been a real privilege working with the Cancer Nurse Specialists (CNS) in the South West and to see first hand what an incredible job they do. Today in recognition of the amazing work they do we hope you will join us in celebrating National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Day!
You might not have heard of a Cancer Nurse Specialist before. Well, CNS's play a vital role in supporting cancer patients undergoing treatment at every stage. Their expertise is so important in helping patients get the best from their treatment and overcoming any issues they might be experiencing such as the side effects of their treatment. As demand increases on cancer services we need more CNS' than ever before.
Every cancer patient should have access to a CNS as a point of contact during their cancer pathway.
The CNS has a unique role to play and an in-depth knowledge of cancer types and the various treatments options available. They will often have had additional training and qualifications relevant to specific cancer types such as Breast or Colorectal Cancer. Their main priority is their patients going through treatment, but they can also offer amazing support to family and carers too.