This film was prepared specifically for the nursing profession. Explains the biology of the disease and emphasises that nurses have a special role in early diagnosis of the disease and in the rehabilitation of patients. Illustrates the origin of caner in the body, the nature of cancer cells, and the spread of the disease through the body. Shows four methods of treatment; surgery, X-ray, radium, and the use of hormones. Charts are used to illustrate the importance of early cancer diagnosis. Explains how the nurse, understanding that cancer can be cured can help the patient overcome psychological fears and resume a normal life. Warning: some scenes may disturb.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)