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A Woman’s Genetic Risk for Developing Cancer

A Woman’s Genetic Risk for Developing Cancer

A Woman’s Genetic Risk for Developing Cancer

Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
on behalf of Western Schools

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Launch date: 11 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Some families have multiple individuals with a history of malignancy, suggesting a hereditary risk beyond what would be expected by chance. Advances in genetic science and testing have made it possible to identify families at risk for developing malignancies because of mutated, absent, or defective genes.

When genetic testing identifies a pathogenic mutation in a family, there is a possibility that family members who do not have a diagnosis of cancer can have genetic testing to clarify whether they have a high risk for developing malignancy. For those family members with a mutation, tailored recommendations can decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with certain cancers in these families. This course provides nurses with key information on how family history can contribute to cancer risk for some cancer diagnoses in women.

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Objectives

Identify the genetic basis of hereditary risk and its key indicators.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify the genetic basis of hereditary risk and its key indicators.
Identify the components of a pedigree and how the pedigree is utilized to assess an individual’s hereditary risk for cancer.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to identify the components of a pedigree and how the pedigree is utilized to assess an individual’s hereditary risk for cancer.
Describe what occurs during a genetic testing session with a credentialed genetics professional.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe what occurs during a genetic testing session with a credentialed genetics professional.
Describe possible outcomes of genetic testing and the implications of testing results for the individual and family members.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe possible outcomes of genetic testing and the implications of testing results for the individual and family members.
Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC

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Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC
on behalf of Western Schools

Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC, has more than 35 years of oncology experience focusing primarily on cancer prevention, early detection, and genetics. She has authored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mahon is a frequent speaker for both the public and healthcare professionals on cancer-related topics.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 3.00 Hours

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