Prostate Cancer

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  Prostate Cancer

Credits: 1.75   Post-Assessment Questions:  14

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 14 Feb 2022
Last Reviewed: 14 Feb 2021
Estimated Time To Finish: 105 Minutes

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Activity Description

Worldwide, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the sixth leading cause of cancer death in men. In 2012, this amounted to 1,100,000 newly diagnosed cases and 307,000 deaths around the world from this disease. Fortunately, the majority of prostate cancers tend to grow slowly, are low-grade and not extremely aggressive. Typically, there are no initial or early symptoms but late symptoms may include fatigue due to anemia, bone pain, and paralysis from spinal metastases, and renal failure from bilateral ureteral obstruction. Diagnosis is primarily based on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, and transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate tissue biopsies, although PSA testing for screening remains controversial. When the cancer is limited to the prostate, it is considered localized and potentially curable. If the disease has spread to the bones or elsewhere outside the prostate, pain medications, bisphosphonates, rank ligand inhibitors, hormonal treatment, chemotherapy, radiopharmaceuticals, immunotherapy, focused radiation, and other targeted therapies can be used. Outcomes are largely based on age, associated health problems, tumor histology and the extent of cancer. This activity describes the evaluation and management of patients with prostate cancer and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for affected patients.

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 etiology of prostate cancer.
  • Review the pathophysiologic basis of prostate cancer.
  • Outline how to properly manage a patient affected by prostate cancer.

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Authors: Stephen Leslie, Taylor Soon-Sutton, Hussain Sajjad
Editors: Larry Siref
Editors-In-Chief: Nisha Kumar
Chief Medical Reviewer: Abhishek Kumar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

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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 1.75 Contact Hours.

 

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  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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