Introduction to Radiation Oncology: What Health Care Providers Need to Know


June 28th, 2022

Overview

in-person

- To ensure the safety of our attendees, faculty, and exhibitors in light of COVID-19, this conference will be a virtual (online) event. -

 

For more than 100 years, radiation therapy has been used to treat cancers. Approximately 60% of all cancer patients will receive radiation therapy during their course of treatment, in both curative and palliative settings. Radiation therapy is delivered by a team of physicians, radiation therapists, nurses, physicists, and health care associates. This seminar will introduce participants to radiation therapy, how it is used in the treatment of cancers, possible acute and late side effects, and management of these side effects.

Learning Objectives.

  • Review how radiation therapy kills cancer
  • Discuss when and why radiation therapy is used in the treatment of cancers
  • Differentiate among the various treatment modalities available in radiation oncology
  • Describe the radiation workflow from consultation to survivorship
  • Identify the common acute and late side effects associated with radiation therapy and how to treat them. 

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for oncology nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse navigators,medical assistants, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of cancer patients.

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