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Friday, April 24 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Obesity’s Effect on Breast Cancer Recurrence (Breast Care SIG)

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In this interactive discussion panel, you’ll become familiar with the increased risk of breast cancer recurrence due to obesity. Experts will review pathophysiology, assessment skills, barriers, and stigma placed on obese patients. You’ll also learn about naturopathic and diet supplements, contraindications, nutrition plans, and dietary challenges to help you understand how you can better treat these patients.


  1. Understand the pathophysiology of adipose tissue and the effects on breast cancer recurrence.
  2. Be able to demonstrate new methods of assessing the needs of the obese patient and barriers to life-style changes.
  3. Recognize many of the complications and barriers to patients that are meant to undergo imaging tests, biopsies, and other diagnostics due to being overweight.
  4. Detect improper use of supplements for the purpose of weight loss.
  5. Identify techniques for lifestyle changes and how to integrate these changes into a care plan that is appropriate for your patient.

Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
314B 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819