Mercy Breast Cancer Symposium: Education and Empower
Every year Mercy Katzmann Breast Center and Mercy Cancer Center present a Breast Cancer Symposium intended for all health care professionals and individuals interested in the care of patients and families following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Up-to-date information on breast cancer awareness, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment and follow-up care is presented by providers active in caring for patients.
What’s New in the Care of the Breast Cancer Patient
Susan Beck, DO, FACOS
Breast Screening Recommendations and Breast Density Assessment
Sandra Ruhs, MD
Breast screening is of vital importance since many women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history or other factors that put them at risk.
Preserving Quality of Life on Tamoxifen/Arimidex
Valerie Stratton, DO, NCMP
Many breast cancer survivors take Tamoxifen or Arimidex as part of their breast cancer experience.
Living with Lymphedema
Tammee Jo Stebbins, OTR/L, CLT, LANA
Lymphedema may be caused by malformations in the lymphatic system or as a result of damage to the lymphatic system.
Cancer and Sexual Health: An Unanticipated Issue in Life After Cancer
Carrie Holmes, MD, NCMP
Maintaining intimacy during and after a cancer diagnosis can be difficult. Yet, with an increasing number of survivors, and the key role intimacy plays in overall health, patients and providers must address “the elephant in the bedroom”.
Advances in Breast Reconstruction and Plastic Surgery
Samuel Maurice, MD, FACS, FAAP
Breast reconstruction and plastic surgery can occur before or after a breast cancer diagnosis.
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Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no conflict of interests with commercial interests to disclose.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals a conflict of interest with commercial interests to disclose.
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 5.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 5.75 AOA Category 2A