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September 29, 2018 - Survivorship Care Post Treatment for Prostate & Breast Cancer

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Survivorship Care Post Treatment for Prostate & Breast Cancer

Sep 29 (Sat)
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Vancouver BC

Target audience: health professionals in primary care, family physicians, general practitioners in oncology, allied health providers, residents & medical students

Up to 4.75 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1

This conference is geared to all physicians and allied health providers dealing with survivorship issues of breast and prostate cancer patients after initial diagnosis and treatment.  The purpose of this seminar is to review selected issues of relevance to survivors of breast and prostate cancer and to address how the primary care, family physicians, and allied health providers can help recognize and/or mitigate issues of importance relevant to these populations of cancer patients.”  Please join us for this comprehensive update hosted by the Vancouver Prostate Cancer Centre’s Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program.


Sexual Health for Prostate Cancer Patients │ Dr. Stacy Elliott

  • Identify the main sexual issues for men after prostate cancer treatments
  • Differentiate penile rehabilitation from erection dysfunction therapy
  • Discuss therapies for male sexual dysfunction,  partner integration and focus on intimacy

Sexual Health for Breast Cancer Patients │ Dr. Sydney Thompson

  • Review possible sexual dysfunction in the female cancer patient with Iatrogenic menopause
  • Review treatments for dyspareunia in the Breast Cancer Patients

Lingering Long Term/Late Effects of Breast Cancer Therapy Treatment │ Dr. Tamara Shenkier

  • Recognize symptoms that are related to long term and late effects of initial therapy for early breast cancer
  • Recognize symptoms due to adjuvant hormonal therapy
  • Learn a multidisciplinary approach for managing these symptoms

Cardiotoxicity Related to Cancer Therapies (ADT effects) │ Dr. Lynn Straatman

  • Discuss the role of cardio-oncology consultation in all cancer patients with an emphasis on survivorship
  • Discuss the cardiac complications of previous prostate and breast cancer therapies and the surveillance for these complications of these patients
  • Explain the rationale for risk factor modification both during and after treatment
  • When do we refer patients to a cardio-oncologist

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