NEW YORK NURSE: May 2008
Ovarian cancer accounts for only 3% of all cancers diagnosed in women. But it causes more deaths than any other female reproductive cancer in the U.S., and is one of the top five causes of all cancer deaths among women. Diagnosing ovarian cancer at an early stage greatly increases the chance of survival, but the disease is often not discovered until it has spread.
As an RN, you have a critical role in the timely diagnosis and referral of a patient who may have ovarian cancer. NYSNA has partnered with the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer a free webcast that provides an overview of ovarian cancer, describes who is at risk, outlines signs and symptoms, and explains more about the importance of early detection. The recorded online seminar also features a survivor of ovarian cancer describing in her own words the factors that contributed to her delayed diagnosis.
The 1.0-contact hour course is available to nurses at no charge. Access the webcast page in the “Continuing Education” section at www.nysna.org.
When you see the page describing the course, click on “Get Now” and then on “Free Checkout.” If you have not registered before, you will be prompted to provide registration information and create a password. To access the seminar at any time in the future, sign in using your e-mail address and password and then click the “My Account” tab at the top of the screen.