Disciplines:
  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Hours: 10 Contact Hours (0.3 Pharm Hours)
    Author(s): Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
    Peer Reviewer(s):Ellen Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN
    Item#: N1848
    Contents: 1 Course Book (168 pages)
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    Reproductive Organ Cancers in Women



    Price $32.95
    Item # N1848
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    When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

    Release Date: October 19, 2017

    Expiration Date: August 31, 2020

    The experience of a woman diagnosed with cancer can be distinctive. Many cancers affect both males and females, but some are unique to women and impact women during childbearing years. The impact of a cancer diagnosis for either a man or a woman can be devastating and have a cascading impact on the immediate and extended family. Even though roles in society are evolving from what were historically female responsibilities, such as child care and household management, many women continue in these roles in addition to working outside the home and being head of households with financial responsibilities.

    This course reviews many of the major concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The major reproductive organ cancers that affect women are addressed, including breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities. 

    This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1755 - Cancer in Women, 3rd Edition or N1849 - Breast Cancer in Women: An Overview.

    Course Objectives
    • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for endometrial cancer.
    • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
    • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatment options for cervical cancer.
    • Discuss the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, and treatment options for lung cancer in women.

    Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC, has more than 35 years of oncology experience focusing primarily on cancer prevention, early detection, and genetics. She has authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mahon is a frequent speaker for both the public and healthcare professionals on cancer-related topics.

    Ellen Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN, is the Clinical Educator for the Multispecialty Clinic at the Moores Cancer Center (University of California, San Diego). She has been a healthcare writer for more than 30 years, specializing in clinical nursing, therapeutic and diagnostic technologies, and patient advocacy. As of July 2017, she is Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).

    Carr is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder (BS in Journalism) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA (MSN in Oncology Nursing). She holds advanced oncology nursing certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and is a local and national member of the ONS.

    • 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.