Caring for the Patient with Head and Neck Cancer

Discussion of cancers of the head and neck, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment and survival. Discussion will also include information on the HPV vaccine. Side effects of treatment will be discussed including the emotional impact and quality of life issues.

Target Audience

These courses are designed for students enrolled in health sciences programs and the community colleges across the state of North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the modifiable/non-modifiable risk factors for cancers of the head & neck, as well as signs and symptoms.
  • Identify the major treatment modalities, and at least 3 major side effects of these treatments.
  • Discuss the emotional impact and quality of life issues with cancers of the head and neck.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

Course opens: 
06/30/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2026
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Photo of Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN, OCN 

Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN, CMSRN, OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Cancer
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Photo of Stephanie Shea, RN, BSN, OCN 

Stephanie Shea, RN, BSN, OCN

Nurse Navigator, Sarcoma/Head & Neck Cancer
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Cancer
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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