• Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 28 Contact Hours
(3 pharm hours)
Author(s): Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, APNG
Peer Reviewer(s): Mary Louise Kanaskie, MS, RN-BC, AOCN
Item#: N1404
Contents: 1 Course Book (316 pages)
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Cancer in Women, Updated 2nd Edition

Price $74.95
Item # N1404
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with accreditation criteria, content hours will not be awarded for completion of this course beyond 5/31/2017.

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/17

This informative continuing education course discusses the major cancers that affect women and the care needs for each type. This CE course focuses on lung, breast, endometrial, ovarian, cervical, skin and colorectal cancers. Risk factors, prevention, detection strategies, psychological concerns, sexuality, evidence-based treatments and patient education are also addressed. Case studies are presented throughout. 

Course Objectives

  • Discuss trends associated with major cancers in women.
  • Discuss breast cancer's epidemiology/ risk factors/ prevention/ detection.
  • Discuss endometrial cancer's epidemiology/risk factors/ prevention/ detection.
  • Discuss the epidemiology risk factors prevention and detection strategies common staging schemas and treatments for ovarian cancer.
  • Discuss ovarian cancer's epidemiology /risk factors/ prevention/ detection.
  • Discuss lung cancer's epidemiology /risk factors/ prevention/ detection.
  • Discuss cervical cancer's epidemiology /risk factors/ prevention/ detection.
  • Discuss colorectal cancer's epidemiology /risk factors/ prevention/ detection.
  • Discuss skin cancer's epidemiology /risk factors/ prevention/ detection.
  • Identify psychosocial concerns that may accompany a diagnosis of cancer.
  • Discuss why cancer patients seek out complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) options list some common CAMs and identify ways to evaluate their merit and usefulness.
  • Discuss ways for the clinician and patient to evaluate and access a variety of educational resources.
Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, APNG, is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Nursing Adult Nursing School of Nursing at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. She has worked in the area of cancer prevention and early detection for over 20 years. She provides cancer genetics education services at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center. She has published extensively on topics in cancer prevention and genetics.
Mary Louise Kanaskie, MS, RN-BC, AOCN, has been a nurse educator for over 25 years with experience in oncology and medical-surgical nursing. In this role, she designs, implements, and evaluates basic and advanced education programs and specialty courses related to oncology and medical-surgical nursing. Ms. Kanaskie lectures in oncology nursing core review courses on the topics of cancer pain management, the biology of cancer, and ethical decision making. In addition, she is an ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Course Trainer and Genetics Course Trainer. An active member of the Oncology Nursing Society, she has served as Coordinator of the Staff Education Special Interest Group and has been a presenter at the National ONS Congress. In 2007, she was awarded the ONS Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award. Ms. Kanaskie is a contributing author and co-editor of the 2005 ONS Second Edition Continuing Education Activities – A Planning Manual.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.