Cancer Breast Screening

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Credits

1.25

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11

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

1 Jun 2022

Last Reviewed

1 Jun 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

In women, breast cancer is number one in incidence and mortality when compared to all cancers. It is the most common non-skin cancer and second deadliest cancer in women than for any other cancer. This activity describes different aspects of breast cancer screening, which is the most common cancer in women worldwide and is also the second commonest cause of cancer mortality in women in the United States. It also highlights the role of new diagnostic radiology practices and the interprofessional team in the detection of breast cancer.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the breast cancer screening guidelines as advocated by the American Cancer Society, United States Preventive Services Task Force, World Health Organization, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • Review the most commonly used techniques to screen breast cancer.
  • Outline the potential complications of breast cancer screening such as false-positive tests, possibilities of over-diagnosis, radiation hazards, and patient discomfort.
  • As the number of breast cancer cases are increased with the widespread use and implementation of breast cancer screening methods, the complications and harms done due to overtly applying screening strategy may lead to harm more than benefit. Thus, a balance has to be achieved, and for this, it is crucial to maintain coordination among the interprofessional team to ensure the best patient outcomes.

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


 

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 1.25 Contact Hours.

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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