Looking At Cancer Treatments and New Cancer Medications
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about some of the new cancer medications and different kinds of cancer treatments.

Course Publication Date: April 14, 2016

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Author:Anita Rothera RN, BS
Course No:LCT033016
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine
Pain Management
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • List four new cancer medications approved by the FDA in 2015.
  • Describe how cancer grows.
  • List the three most common types of cancer treatment.
  • Name common problems that might be faced immediately after surgery and longer-term complications that may occur.
  • State three goals of radiation therapy.
  • Name two types of radiation therapy.
  • State the median age at diagnosis for cancer of all sites.
  • Name two goals of chemotherapy.
  • State three possible side effects of chemotherapy.


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