Breast Cancer Rehabilitation - PT24

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

How Much Do We Know?

by Rupangi Vyas, PT, DPT, GCS
(4.5 / 1811 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is defined as cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). According to the data available, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women after skin cancer. Out of the newly diagnosed cases of cancer, one third is breast cancer. The mortality rate is 21% of established cases.The goal of physical therapists should be to design individualized educational and treatment programs focusing on breast cancer rehabilitation


The goal of this breast cancer continuing education module is to improve physical therapists’ understanding of breast cancer, treatment options and physical therapy implications after breast surgery. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize risk factors associated with breast cancer
  • Discuss different treatment options and their impact on rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate understanding of physical therapy intervention following breast surgery and breast reconstruction

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0964 for 5/16/19 to 5/16/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-538478 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1910-109 for 2/1/20 to 1/31/22).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 03/16/15 to 03/16/19.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/19 to 07/31/21.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 5/9/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2021


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.


For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Joanita M - Plainsboro, NJ  ·  Feb 24, 2020
It is a great overview even for social workers who are working in Oncology
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Kalynn R - Plano, TX  ·  Jan 26, 2020
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Grace K - Spring City, PA  ·  Jan 21, 2020
Good overview, good detailed exercises, helpful description of reconstructive procedures and precautions for PT
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amber v - Yonkers, NY  ·  Jan 15, 2020
Easily read and allows the reader to not only sympathize for victims but allows them to understand the nature of breast cancer.
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ROBERT W - Granville, OH  ·  Dec 29, 2019
good specific information regarding breast CA, treatment, and ramifications for clinical setting
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50