Breast Cancer: Treatment and Symptom Management

Breast Cancer: Treatment and Symptom Management

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Get state-of-the-science information about how breast cancer is treated, how to manage the symptoms associated with the disease and its treatment, and nursing assessment and management of oncologic emergencies. Breast Cancer: Treatment and Symptom Management offers a deep dive into all of the current treatment options for breast cancer such as radiotherapeutic, surgical, systemic, and complementary and integrative therapies, along with concurrent therapy options and breast reconstruction techniques. In-depth symptom management content, and critical nursing strategies for early assessment and management of oncologic emergencies will arm you with evidence-based and immediately applicable knowledge.
This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Breast Cancer: Treatment and Symptom Management Course Topics

  • Surgical management, reconstruction, and breast restoration
  • Systemic therapies (chemotherapy, endocrine, adjuvant endocrine, metastatic breast cancer, biologic therapies)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Symptom management for patients undergoing treatment, and for survivors
  • Complementary and integrative therapies 

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of treatment and symptom management associated with breast cancers by achieving a post test score of at least 80%.

Target Audience

This course is appropriate for oncology nurses who wish to increase their knowledge of breast cancer. This course is also appropriate for those who are preparing for oncology nursing breast certification examination and renewal via Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal points.

This course is included in the Breast Cancer Bundle. Get the bundle at a discount rate, or register for any of these courses individually.

Breast Cancer Bundle

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ILNA Breakdown

Content in this learning activity is applicable to meeting individual requirements for certification renewal through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation's Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method.

Up to 5.6 ILNA point may be applied to Treatment OR Symptom Management.

No more than 5.6 total points may be claimed for the program.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe principles associated with surgical interventions for patients with breast cancer.
  • Describe antineoplastic therapies specific to the unique hormonal and receptor status of various breast cancers.
  • Describe the principles of radiation therapy (RT) in the management of breast cancer.
  • Identify effective symptom management strategies for treatment related side effects.
  • Identify complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment used in breast cancer settings.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Individual Pricing Options


Group purchases are available

 Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

To find out more, contact ONS customer service at or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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