Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors Print CE Course-3rd Edition
Course components are delivered as printed products:
• Continuing education exam
Research demonstrates that exercise reduces fatigue and lymphedema and improves strength, endurance, and quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors, Third Edition, gives you an understanding of breast cancer, treatments and common side effects, exercise considerations, and specific exercises that will help you develop optimal exercise programs that are responsive to the needs of your clients recovering from breast cancer.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Describe breast cancer and its treatment.
• Articulate the anatomy of the breast.
• Explain the side effects of cancer treatments.
• Summarize the research on physical activity and breast cancer.
• Describe the PAL study.
• Explain lymphedema considerations.
• Develop an exercise program using the ACSM Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors.
• Describe precautionary situations and reasons to terminate exercise.
• Identify exercises appropriate for breast cancer survivors.
• List professional responsibilities for working with breast cancer survivors.
The study guide includes a course syllabus, learning objectives, learning activities, and a referenced answer key. The study guide highlights the key concepts of the book in order to prepare individuals to pass the 80-question exam (composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions) at the end of the course.
Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors, Third Edition, will enable you to help your clients build confidence and regain function through specific exercises and individualized programs offered under your care.
A continuing education course for personal trainers and fitness professionals working with clients diagnosed with breast cancer or breast cancer survivors.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Breast Cancer Overview
Types of Breast Cancer
Screening and Diagnosis
Chapter 2 Chest and Shoulder Anatomy
Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle
Chapter 3 Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
Managing Specific Side Effects and Implications for Physical Activity
Exercise After Breast Surgery
Exercise During Chemotherapy
Exercise During Radiation Therapy
Chapter 4 Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Research
Exercise Effects on Fitness
Side Effects of Cancer and Treatment
Other Beneficial Effects of Exercise
Chapter 5 Exercise Program Design
ACSM Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors
Components of an Exercise Program for Breast Cancer Survivors
Reentry to Exercise
Chapter 6 Breast Cancer Recovery Exercises
Phase 1: Recovery Exercise After Surgery
Phase 1: Recovery Exercise After Reconstruction
Phase 2: Exercise During Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Phase 3: Exercise After Treatment
Exercise Program for Phases 2 and 3
Chapter 7 Professional Responsibilities
Scope of Practice
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Establishing Physician Contact
Learning Activities Answer Key
Appendix A: Client Handouts
Appendix B: Functional Assessments and Monitoring Tools
Appendix C: Practitioner Resources
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet