Citation Forbat L, McCann LA & Hutchens R (2008) Editorial: Cancer and people with learning disabilities: critical issues in theory, practice and experience. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 36 (3), pp. 147-148. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2008.00523.x
Abstract First paragraph: We were delighted to have the opportunity to develop a special issue focused on cancer – which is a priority for both people affected by the disease (Tuffrey-Wijne et al. 2007) and government health departments alike (Department of Health 2007; Scottish Government 2008). Cancer is a prominent issue as increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities, just as the general population, will be affected by cancer, either through personal experience of a diagnosis or through a family member or friend being diagnosed with the disease.