Common Cancers Among Women

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About the Course

This course presents information that serves as either a comprehensive review or an enhancement to the nurse’s present knowledge base of HPV, breast cancer, and common gynecologic cancers. The course includes information that nurses can use to educate female patients, support them in their decision-making concerning health matters, and assist them in feeling empowered as individuals, as mothers, as family members, and as valued members of our society.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the implications of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and other cervical cancer screening strategies.
  • Describe the evaluation and treatment of breast cancer in women and the importance of follow-up in primary care for survivors.
  • Discuss the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecologic cancers in women.

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with the course Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends, 4th Edition.

About the Author:
Rosemary Theroux, RNC, PhD, WHNP-BC

Rosemary Theroux, RNC, PhD, WHNP-BC, is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings for more than 25 years. She is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester. She has conducted and published research in the area of women’s self-care decision making and women’s health practices in Africa. Dr. Theroux has a special interest in global women’s health. Along with other members of a nonprofit group, she has developed a primary care setting with women’s health services in Ghana, Africa.
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