CANdetect is for all health professionals working in cancer care. Did you know that breast cancer-related lymphoedema CAN be detected early and is potentially reversible in stage zero? CANdetect explains the technology that allows for the early detection and treatment of stage zero lymphoedema so you feel confident to give your patients the best possible advice regarding risk reduction.
Learn from Professor Neil Piller (Lymphologist from Flinders University), Andrea Mangion (APA Cancer and Lymphoedema Physiotherapist) and two patients living with lymphoedema.
This course is appropriate for new graduates and experienced physiotherapists.
Professor Neil Piller, PhD, Lymphologist, Flinders University
Andrea Mangion, APA Cancer and Lymphoedema Physiotherapist
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On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the physiology of the lymphatic system and apply principles of this knowledge to breast cancer-related lymphoedema
- Describe the anatomy of the lymphatic system and how this relates to breast cancer-related lymphoedema
- Define breast cancer-related lymphoedema
- Outline the aetiology and incidence of breast cancer-related lymphoedema
- Recall the clinical stages of breast cancer-related lymphoedema and identify the stage at which breast-cancer related lymphoedema is potentially reversible
- Recognise the early warning signs of clinical breast cancer-related lymphoedema
- Present the evidence-based risk factors for the development of breast cancer-related lymphoedema to patients at risk
- Name early detection strategies and early intervention treatment strategies for early breast cancer-related lymphoedema