J-18-01 Dense breasts: Cancer risk and supplemental imaging modalities

1 CE (NCC Code 1)

Intended Audience:
This continuing education (CE) activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners who provide care for women in any age bracket.

• CE Approval Period: Now through February 28, 2019
 Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 1 hour
 CE Approval Hours: 1.0 Contact Hour of CE Credit

Goal Statement:
To understand increased breast density as an independent risk factor for breast cancer and to identify supplemental imaging modalities that might be appropriate for each individual woman dense breasts. 

Needs Assessment: 
This activity for Women's Healthcare is based on a CE presentation developed by the NPWH Education Committee and presented at the NPWH annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, in October 2017. Within the context of breast cancer, the authors discuss the role of increased breast density, which can mask breast cancers that present as masses on mammography and which is considered to be an independent risk factor for the disease. Also discussed are supplemental breast imaging modalities that can increase early detection of breast cancer that might otherwise be missed by mammography alone.

Successful completion of the activity:
Successful completion of this activity, J-18-01, requires participants to: 

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2. Read the learning objectives, disclosures, and disclaimers on the next page.
3. Study the material in the learning activity during the approval period (now through February 28, 2019).
4. Complete the post-test and evaluation. You must earn a score of 70% or better on the post-test to receive CE credit
5. Print out the CE certificate if successfully completed.

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J-18-01 Dense breasts: Cancer risk and supplemental imaging modalities