This unit of study begins with statistics from the American Cancer Society on breast cancer incidence and mortality. When a patient’s mammogram results in a diagnosis of breast cancer, the patient is exposed to the field of medical oncology. This course highlights important issues: Biopsy techniques, cancer staging, triple negative breast cancer, genetics, surgical treatments, sentinel node biopsy, reconstruction techniques, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, and recurrence. The technologist will also learn how to best support the breast cancer patient during mammography with effective communication skills and mammographic imaging.
Repeating Courses – Technologists may repeat any course for CE, if they complete it in a different biennium. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning CE activity for credit if it was reported in the same CE biennium.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate The Breast Cancer Patient Certificate 2020
Learning Credits - CE 5.0