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Helping Patients with Breast Cancer — RN and Allied Health Lecture
June 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Katharine Harrell, NP-C
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Helping Patients with Breast Cancer
This lecture touches on various topics important in helping breast cancer patients. We’ll discuss early detection, risk factors, diagnoses, treatment, and survivorship as well as breast cancer treatment modalities, including hormone inhibitors. Some patients will might want information about plastic surgery (breast reconstruction), and tips on using cryotherapy for prevention of peripheral neuropathy.
- Identify basic breast anatomy and the components of a breast exam
- Define benign v malignant breast disorders
- Describe the basic treatment and follow-up of patients being treated for or having survived breast cancer therapies
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