Young women with metastatic breast cancer are faced with many unique challenges, emotions, and important decisions. As healthcare providers, your support and guidance is key to helping patients navigate their treatment options and develop coping strategies.
In this webinar, Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc, shares strategies to help guide your young patients who have received a metastatic diagnosis, whether through recurrence or de novo, about their priorities and treatment planning. Dr. Borges also discusses some of the unique challenges for young women living with metastatic breast cancer, how to talk about the future, and ways to encourage self-care and finding hope in a difficult situation.
Please note that nursing contact hours and social work continuing education credits are only available to people who participated in the live webinar on September 16, 2020.
This program is presented by Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Young Women's Initiative, which provides educational programs and support to women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45.
Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc
Professor of Medicine with Tenure John C and Patricia Young-Connor Endowed Chair in Young Women’s Breast Cancer Deputy Head, Division of Medical Oncology Director, Breast Cancer Research Program and Young Women’s Breast Cancer Translational Program University of Colorado Cancer Center
Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc, founded and directs the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Clinic at the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center. The YWBCC of Colorado covers the unique issues of young women at diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. This includes specialized management in pregnancy and breast cancer, family planning after breast cancer treatment, and clinical trials from diagnosis to advanced breast cancer treatments. The YWBCC of Colorado works with other departments to offer genetic testing, counselling, and research as well as tailored survivorship care and sexual wellness clinical management.Read full bio
Nursing Contact Hours:
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
Activity #: 2020-0000000579
Social Work CEUs:
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886556304-6036) for 1 continuing education contact hours.
This webinar was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1 NU58DP006672, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.