Nursing: Breast Cancer in Women: An Overview

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About Course #N1937

Release Date: October 11, 2017

Expiration Date: August 31, 2020

Women understandably fear breast cancer. Breast cancer can also occur in men, although the diagnosis is most frequently associated with women. Most people know someone who has been affected by a diagnosis of breast cancer. Great strides have been made in the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. An individualized approach to care that targets cell type, an individual's profile/risk, genetic components, and the stage at diagnosis can result in different therapy options among patients.

Nurses play a key role informing patients on the advances, the importance of individualizing the approach to therapy, and offering support during each phase of the cancer diagnosis and care. With early detection and effective treatment, women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can realistically expect to survive and live happy, productive lives. This course provides nurses with essential information about the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, staging, and treatments for breast cancer in women.

This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1755 - Cancer in Women, 3rd Edition.

About the Author(s)

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.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.

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