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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

How Much Do We Know?

by Rupangi Vyas, PT, DPT, GCS
(4.5 / 880 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is defined as cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). According to the data available, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women after skin cancer. Out of the newly diagnosed cases of cancer, one third is breast cancer. The mortality rate is 21% of established cases.The goal of physical therapists should be to design individualized educational and treatment programs focusing on breast cancer rehabilitation


The goal of this breast cancer continuing education module is to improve physical therapists’ understanding of breast cancer, treatment options and physical therapy implications after breast surgery. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize risk factors associated with breast cancer
  • Discuss different treatment options and their impact on rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate understanding of physical therapy intervention following breast surgery and breast reconstruction

Approval Information is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California. is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2016.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S0857 from 05/09/11 to 05/09/12, 12S1150 for 05/10/12 to 05/10/13; 13S0982 for 05/10/13 to 05/10/14; 14S1219 for 05/11/14 to 05/11/15; 15S1146 for 05/12/15 to 05/12/16).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110017187 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017201 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019714 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021532 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023677 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3772 for 05/09/11 to 05/08/12, 4369 for 05/09/12 to 05/08/13, 4977 for 05/09/13 to 05/08/14; 5701 for 05/09/14 to 05/08/15; 6159 for 05/09/15 to 05/08/16).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002290 for 06/21/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE004227 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007016 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 955-2010, expiration date 01/31/12, 133-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 214-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16).
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 04/28/11 to 04/28/15; 03/16/15 to 03/16/19.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/26/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3825 for 05/01/11 to 05/01/12, 437-4347 for 05/01/12 to 05/01/13; 437-4789 for 05/01/13 to 05/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 5/9/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/28/2016


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Julie S - Goodyear, AZ  ·  Nov 16, 2015
Great overview for all disciplines
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KIM E - Lusby, MD  ·  Oct 29, 2015
Learned some new things
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Michael P - College Station, TX  ·  Oct 24, 2015
thank you for the course, a blessing, as my wife dealt with breast cancer
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sheila l - watkinsville , GA  ·  Oct 23, 2015
Good specifics on various surgical tx and restrictions
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Ann S - Silver Lake, OH  ·  Oct 20, 2015
Good review; learned more about physical therapy
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Price: $19.00
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