This year, Texas will experience more than 110,000 new cases of cancer and nearly 40,000 cancer-related deaths. Fortunately, reducing the number of new cancer cases and preventing many cancer deaths is possible. Research shows that screening for certain cancers can prevent these diseases, or catch them at an early, treatable stage. Receiving regular medical care, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active also can reduce a person’s cancer risk.TMA believes in the importance of promoting and supporting cancer prevention and control efforts in Texas. The following resources have been compiled and developed to help provide Texas physicians with the knowledge and the skills necessary to prevent and reduce cancer morbidity and mortality in our state.
Health Disparities (Register Now) This podcast, with downloadable handouts, has been created for primary care physicians for the purpose of increasing physicians' knowledge of culturally and linguistically appropriate services that can help to reduce health disparities in the clinical practice setting.0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: August 19, 2014
Identifying Genetic Predisposition to Cancer – BRCA and Lynch (Register Now)Intended for primary care audiences, this course discusses two common genetic predictors of cancer – BRCA and Lynch syndrome. It explains how to measure a patient’s genetic risk of cancer and how to identify carriers of these genes. 0.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.75 ETHICS • Expires August 1, 2015
Issues and Answers in Colorectal Cancer ScreeningThe five-year survival rate for patients with Stage 1 colorectal cancer is almost 90%. Unfortunately, the majority of cases are not caught until much later, leading to poorer patient outcomes. This course provides the most current information on screening options for average risk patients.1.0 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.0 ETHICS • Expires: August 1, 2015
Prescribing Exercise for Cancer Survivors (Register Now)Physical activity/exercise prescription should be an integral part of the physician’s normal practice. Meanwhile, cancer survivors provide an important subgroup that can greatly benefit from exercise. This podcast outlines the information to consider when writing an exercise prescription for your patients who have survived cancer. 0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: Mar. 25, 2015
Primary Care Update: Childhood Cancer Survivorship (Register Now)Created for primary care physicians, this PDF focuses on possible late effects of childhood cancer survivors. It is estimated that 10,700 children aged 0-14 years are diagnosed with cancer each year. While more than 80% of these children are expected to be long-term survivors of their malignancy, 62.3% of these patients will experience some late effect of the illness and/or treatment.1.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.5 ETHICS • Expires: July 15, 2015
Sexual Intimacy During and After Cancer Care (Register Now)This podcast, with downloadable handouts, has been created for primary care physicians for the purpose of increasing physicians’ knowledge of intimacy issues during and after cancer treatment.0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: August 19, 2014
Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Right for the Patient, Good for Reimbursement (Register Now)This podcast, with downloadable handouts, is designed for primary care physicians. It is intended to provide professional education about the importance of talking about tobacco cessation to patients, as well as information on reimbursement. 0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS • Expires: June 30, 2014