Breast Cancer and Weight Management
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4180, 5150, 5370, 9020; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6
This continuing education course identifies and examines research relating to weight changes during and after breast cancer treatment and explores how RDs can work with patients to help them achieve a healthy weight.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Explain the mechanisms related to the risk of weight gain during breast cancer treatment.
- State the significance and potential consequences of weight gain, overweight, and obesity in the breast cancer survivor population.
- Identify successful techniques for weight management in this population.
- Apply knowledge of the risks of weight gain and effective interventions to individuals and groups.
Kristen Trukova, MS, RD, LDN, CSO, CNSC, is an Illinois-based oncology dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and an adjunct professor at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.
The author has no relevent disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR