This case study aims to facilitate the development of competencies that reflect the role of the Specialist Cancer Nurse (SCN) in providing supportive care, information, and education to a person diagnosed with breast cancer at various points across the cancer journey.

This case study focuses on issues during and following active treatment, including specific issues associated with diagnosis and treatment of a contralateral second primary breast cancer.

This case study recounts the experience of Libby, a 48-year-old female diagnosed with breast cancer.

The case study contains four sections:

  1. Reduce risk.
  2. Find the condition early.
  3. Have the best treatment and support during active treatment.
  4. Have the best treatment and support between and after active treatment.

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