Cancer Prevention

Describes the role tobacco plays in various kinds of cancers. Identifies the impact of estrogens, and viral and bacterial pathogens, on the development of cancer. Describes the lifestyle and dietary changes that can help prevent the development of cancer. Discusses the benefits and drawbacks associated with some of the tools used to screen for cancer. Identifies the role of chemopreventive agents, and how they may be able to curtail the onset of cancer, or its recurrence.
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Hour 1

  1.      Introduction
  2.      Tobacco: Research Points to New Dangers
  3.      Estrogen and Cancer
  4.      Obesity and Cancer Risk
  5.      Diet
  6.      Physical Activity

 

Hour 2

  1.      Nightshift and Cancer Risk
  2.      Toxins and Cancer
  3.      Sun Protection
  4.      Infectious Agents

 

Hour 3

  1.      Myths About Cancer
  2.      Fluoridated Water and Cancer
  3.      Pros and Cons of Cancer Screening
  4.      Chemoprevention
  5.      Breast Cancer
  6.      Cox-2 Inhibitors
  7.      Conclusion

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the role tobacco plays in various kinds of cancers.
  2. Identify the impact of estrogens, and viral and bacterial pathogens, on the development of cancer.
  3. Describe the lifestyle and dietary changes that can help prevent the development of cancer.
  4. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks associated with some of the tools used to screen for cancer.
  5. Identify the role of chemopreventive agents, and how they may be able to curtail the onset of cancer, or its recurrence.
Instructor A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
Contact Hours: 3
# of Pages 93
More Information About This Course: Cancer Prevention accreditation

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