06 Oct 2020
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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General Practitioners
Professional development points
Breast Cancer management in 2020 – from diagnosis, though active treatment, to ongoing surveillance. This webinar will go through these key stages and provide updates on recent changes in order to provide the most appropriate cancer treatment to each patient depending on both them and their cancer.
Cancer diagnosis – this will discuss important clinical signs and symptoms, which imaging is appropriate and how to interpret this, and when/how to refer patients.

Cancer treatment – focus on increasing use of systemic therapy first, before surgery and why this is being done; and changes in both surgical management and use of radiotherapy (including shorter courses for some).

Cancer surveillance – including use of Telehealth and increasing community surveillance and return to BreastScreen, and when to refer back to hospital specialists.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:
  • Evaluate patients presenting with breast symptoms and identify those needing urgent referral for suspected breast cancer.
  • Interpret breast imaging in order to identify those with concerning features for breast cancer.
  • Demonstrate an understanding that breast cancer is treatable and be able to discuss with patients the range of treatments that may be required for breast cancer.
  • Deliver ongoing cancer surveillance in the community, usually from about 5 years after diagnosis.