Bladder Cancer: Risk Factors, Treatment Options - CMEZ343

Bladder Cancer: Risk Factors, Treatment Options

by Jennifer Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN
(4.5 / 68 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


In 2018, an estimated 81,190 new cases of bladder cancer are expected to be diagnosed (62,380 in men and 18,810 in women). The predicted mortality for 2018 is 17,240 (12,520 for men and 4,720 for women). Most bladder cancers occur in people older than 55 years, with 73 being the average age of diagnosis. During the past 20 years, the incidence of bladder cancer has stabilized, but men continue to be three to four times more likely to develop bladder cancer than women. Incidence of bladder cancer is diagnosed more often in whites than in African-Americans or Hispanic Americans. Major breakthroughs have occurred in the past two years. This CE course provides healthcare professionals with an overview of bladder cancer, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, staging and treatment.


The goal of this module is to provide nurses and physicians with an overview of bladder cancer, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, staging, and treatment. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the clinical presentation, diagnostic tests and staging of bladder cancer
  • Identify three treatments for superficial bladder cancer and the healthcare professional’s role in treatment
  • Identify three treatments for muscle-invasive bladder cancer and the healthcare professional’s role in treatment

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/10/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/11/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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JOANN D - Brooksville, FL  ·  Oct 09, 2019
The presentation was very informative and helped support current practice in primary care. I was surprised to learn that it was the 6 th in cancer.
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Paulino N - Tampa, FL  ·  Aug 05, 2019
great review of bladder cancer
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Adam R - NORFOLK, VA  ·  Jun 04, 2019
learned a great deal
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Mark M - Buda, TX  ·  Apr 17, 2019
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Shanna F - Oak Point, TX  ·  Apr 03, 2019
This course was very informative
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50