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Psychological Care of the Breast Cancer Patient

by Laura Stanton, PhD and Michelle Rodoletz, PhD 3 CE Credits

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, health professionals will be able to:
  • Identify at least 4 common issues that emerge from the empirical evidence on psychological adjustment to breast cancer, from diagnosis through survivorship, as well as the role of metastasis and risk for lymphedema.
  • Recognize at least 3 common breast cancer treatment-related side-effects (e.g., chemotherapy related fatigue) and how they are distinguished from symptoms related to mood disturbances (e.g., depression) and other psychological syndromes.
  • Discuss and compare the efficacy of 2 evidence-based psychological interventions (CBT, Supportive Expressive Therapy) that promote adaptation to BRCA and identify their clinical applications within the breast cancer population, including among women with advanced disease.