Only available in french.
Required attendance. A replay will be available for a short period if necessary.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in Canada, and one in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. This evidence-based online course will provide you with a solid understanding of the role of physiotherapy professionals in breast cancer care.
First, various surgeries for breast cancer will be discussed, along with the different adjuvant treatments often associated with them and the various potential side effects. Some consequences with a greater impact on functional aspects will be further elaborated, such as Axillary Web Syndrome, neuropathies, post-radiotherapy skin and muscle fibrosis, and lymphedema.
The involvement of physiotherapists, both preoperatively and postoperatively, in promoting optimal recovery after surgery and associated treatments will be explored in greater detail.
In summary, by the end of this course, you will be able to assist this patient population both in preventive and curative aspects. You will be capable of efficiently and safely assessing a patient after breast surgery, providing the best possible care, and promoting their optimal recovery.
We recommend taking this course in conjunction with the lymphedema management offered by the same instructor.
If you have an interest in oncology and wish to further your education, this course pairs well with our “Oncology Rehabilitation – Level 1” course.
- Module 1 : The different types of breast surgery
- Partial mastectomy
- Total mastectomy
- Modified radical mastectomy
- Sentinel node technique
- Lymph node evacuation
- Prophylactic total mastectomy
- Breast reconstruction
- Module 2 : Neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatments for non-metastatic breast cancer
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- Adjuvant chemotherapy
- Adjuvant radiotherapy
- Anti-hormone therapy
- Targeted therapies
- Module 3 : The main side-effects of adjuvant treatments with an impact on our physiotherapy interventions
- Main side effects of chemotherapy
- Acute vs. delayed side effects of radiotherapy
- Main side effects of anti-hormone therapy
- The main side effects of HER-2 targeted therapy (Herzuma)
- Module 4 : The most significant functional consequences of breast cancer
- Axillary Web Syndrome
- Post-op and post-chemotherapy neuropathy
- Post-radiotherapy skin and muscle fibrosis
- Module 5 : Pre-operative vs. post-operative physiotherapy
- Preoperative group vs. virtual vs. individual teaching
- Group post-operative teaching
- More individual post-operative component
- Module 6 : Physiotherapy assessment and treatment options
- Typical comprehensive assessment in post-surgery physiotherapy for breast cancer
- Different examples of analysis and associated intervention plan
- Module 7 : Existing breast cancer resources
- Center des maladies du sein du CHU de Québec website
- CICM educational capsules on breast cancer
- The Quebec Lymphedema Association (AQL)
- Various Oncology Foundations