Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists: Their role and our campaign for access for all
Skin cancer nurse specialists play an invaluable role in melanoma skin cancer patient care.
At Melanoma Focus we hear from patients through our Melanoma Helpline, support services and patient surveys about how invaluable people find the support of their skin cancer nurse specialist (CNS).
“They give me hope”
The skin cancer nurse specialist role includes coordinating care, explaining test results, providing clinical and emotional support and referring patients for other needs, such as counselling.
However, we know that some melanoma skin cancer patients are not supported by a skin cancer nurse specialist. We also know that many skin cancer clinical nurse specialist are under more pressure than ever with increasing numbers of people needing support, and increasingly complex treatments.
We are campaigning for every melanoma patient to have access to the support of a clinical nurse specialist.