Breast Cancer Treatment Update

Recorded On: 05/20/2019

More than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the US in 2018. The second most-common cancer in women, the incidence of breast cancer is surpassed only by skin cancer. The average risk of developing breast cancer among American women is 12%, or 1 in 8. Researchers around the world are working to find better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, and to improve the quality of life of patients and survivors. Some of the many active areas of research include: causes, treatment of metastatic breast cancer, new laboratory tests for breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, and supportive care. This session will highlight what is new in the field of breast cancer and how the infusion nurse is an integral member of the breast cancer treatment team.

Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to report increased knowledge about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival.

Linda Bell, MS, RN, CBCN®, CN-BN®

Assistant Nurse Manager, University of Rochester

Linda Bell, MS, RN, CBCN®, CN-BN®, is a registered nurse with 35 years of  experience in medical, surgical, and oncology nursing. As the assistant nurse manager of the University of Rochester's Wilmot Cancer Institute, she developed and implemented a multidisciplinary breast clinic. Her abstract publications include Assessing and Treating Lymphedema Using Bioimpedance Spectroscopy in Breast Cancer Patients, and she coauthored Piloting of Psychosocial Distress Monitoring in a Multidisciplinary Breast Center. Ms. Bell was the president of the Genesee Valley Oncology Nurses Society in 2018.

CRNI® RUs: 2                                                                        
This entire program has been approved for 2 CRNI® recertification units and meets the INS Meeting criteria.
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive CRNI® recertification units through this online program.

Contact Hours: 1         
To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.                                                             
*Note: Participants who attended the live version of this program at INS 2019 in Baltimore, MD are not eligible to receive contact hours through this online program.

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: May 20, 2022

INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Breast Cancer Treatment Update
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