Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, and represents the second leading cause of death related to cancer, second to lung cancer. Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer among women, but ranks fifth as cause of cancer deaths. Information related to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer represents a crucial component of the knowledge base needed by the registered professional nurse providing care for women across the life-span. The purpose of this article is to increase registered nurses’ level of awareness regarding screening options related to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer [HBOC], as well as risk reduction and risk management measures that are available
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|Author:||Karen Edmondson RN, MN
|Method:||Online Self Study
|Categories:||Community & Home Health
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
- Discuss risk factors associated hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
- Explain the significance of BRCA1 & BRCA 2 mutation and founder’s effect.
- Describe Title I and Title II of GINA.
- Give details about the efficacy of various screening, risk reduction, and risk modification measures related to HBOC.