Pancreatic Cancer: is There Hope? - CMEZ596

Pancreatic Cancer: is There Hope?

by H. Marie Dorris, MNSc, RN, OCN®
(4.6 / 38 ratings )

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

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Pancreatic cancer remains difficult to diagnose and treat because no clear early warning signs and symptoms exist, and many symptoms reported are vague and can be attributed to other, benign causes. Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2018, it is estimated that 55,440 men and women will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and about 44,330 men and women will die of it. The rate of pancreatic cancer has increased, although it has remained fairly stable over the past few years. All healthcare professionals need to be informed about pancreatic cancer so they can be aware of its signs, symptoms, and risk factors, and be knowledgeable about treatment options. This module discusses risk factors, diagnostics, and treatment options for pancreatic cancer.


The goal of this continuing education module is to inform nurses and radiologic technologists about the incidence, pathophysiology, identification, and treatment of pancreatic cancer. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name three signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
  • Compare and contrast two treatment options for pancreatic cancer
  • Discuss two palliative care interventions for pancreatic cancer

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, and imaging and radiation therapiststs.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (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: 9/25/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/1/2021

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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Tracey D - Lafayette, CO  ·  May 16, 2019
I like the online format with case reports.
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Savannah S - Largo, FL  ·  Apr 11, 2018
thorough information that was consistent with course topic
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Maria S - miami, FL  ·  Jan 06, 2018
Great course. Very informative
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pablo c - Howey in the Hills, FL  ·  Dec 29, 2017
Good course, well recommended
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Jennifer L - Bradenton, FL  ·  Dec 10, 2017
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Price: $15.00
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