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You can access informative, Web-based education presented by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) experts, members, and collaborating partners.

Best Practices in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Presented by Beth Overmoyer, MD, FACP
Thursday, September 12, 2019
11:00–12:00 pm (CDT)

Inflammatory breast cancer signs and symptoms mimic mastitis. Many physicians do not recognize that mastitis is common in younger, premenopausal women but uncommon in the post-menopausal population. The rarity of inflammatory breast cancer compared with the frequency of mastitis or cellulitis of the breast often results in a delay of a cancer work-up in favor of treating mastitis. This delay may affect the patient’s clinical course thus increasing the possibility of symptomatic spread of breast cancer and associated outcomes.

The webinar will review the clinical presentation of inflammatory breast cancer, discuss the NCCN guidelines for inflammatory breast cancer, and best practices for early diagnosis by primary care physicians, ob-gyn specialists, and advance practice providers.

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Educational Programs

The NAPBC has developed educational programs with the multidisciplinary health care team in mind. Our workshops and conferences provide you with the information and tools to develop and operate a high-quality breast center. Learn about the NAPBC standards and accreditation from NAPBC committee members, board members, surveyors, and staff.

Pursuing Excellence through NAPBC Accreditation Workshop

September 20, 2019 | Denver, CO

Save the date for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Accreditation Workshop: Pursuing Excellence through NAPBC Accreditation. The workshop is designed for breast centers seeking accreditation for the first time and centers seeking re-accreditation. This program provides an overview of the survey process.

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