Cancer Prevention and Screening
This first session provides the background to what cancer is, its causes and how to reduce its risks, possible symptoms of cancer, what to do if you suspect a client has cancer, the importance of early detection and the national cancer screening programmes available.
Cancer Diagnosis and Staging
This second session explains how to understand diagnostic tests, the cancer staging and grading systems, the role of rapid diagnostic services, the acute signs and symptoms of a cancer-related emergency, and the role of the multidisciplinary team in cancer treatment decision-making.
This third session provides an understanding of how cancer is treated, the side-effects of cancer and its treatments, the management of treatment toxicity and the symptoms associated with it, what to do in a cancer-related emergency and how to understand treatment responses.
Living With and Beyond Cancer
This fourth session explores the long-term consequences of cancer, the role of rehabilitation, the needs of clients returning to work and the importance of health promotion.