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Saturday, May 3 • 10:15am - 11:45am
To Treat or Not to Treat: Decision Making and Treatment Options in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

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Over the past several years, much attention has been paid to the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of low-risk prostate cancer. At the heart of the matter is whether a significant fraction of tumors detected by screening might not have adversely affected patients' lifespan or quality of life if they remained undetected. Learn where you stand during this discussion on the current prostate screening guidelines and treatment options available to men. You’ll examine the emotional and financial burdens of various options you can take as the incidence of prostate cancer grows.   

Objectives

1. Describe the natural course of prostate cancer.
2. Understand the prostate cancer screening guidelines.
3. Identify the risks and benefits of treating low-risk prostate cancer

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Health Promotion, Screening, and Early Detection, Scientific Basis for Practice, Treatment Modalities
AOCNP®: Screening, Prevention, Early Detection, and Genetic Risk, Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Planning, Cancer Treatment
AOCNS®: Screening, Prevention, Early Detection, and Genetic Risk, Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Planning, Cancer Treatment 


Speakers
VD

Vanna Dest, MSN, APRN, BC, AOCN®

Oncology Nurse Practitioner/Manager, Oncology APP, Yale-New Haven Hospital
PD

Pamela Devine, RN, MSN

Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.



Saturday May 3, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom A Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802