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The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Guide to Breast Care
Taught by: Freya Schnabel and leading breast specialists at Columbia

Description
Taught by 19 Columbia breast-care specialists, The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Guide to Breast Care provides a clear, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary look at the latest developments in breast-cancer detection, treatment, and prevention. The e-seminar, which is available in both English and Spanish, is intended for women with breast cancer, for their families, and for women at high risk for developing breast cancer. It features video and audio presentations from Columbia faculty, medical illustrations, procedural animations, diagnostic images, and text-based lecture materials. Topics include the anatomy of the breast, fibrocystic changes in the breast, breast-cancer screening and diagnostic tools, stages of breast cancer, managing the care of high-risk patients, surgical treatments, options for reconstructive surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, new treatments such as ductal lavage and vaccine therapy, and the physical and psychological effects of breast cancer.



E-Seminar Trailer (RealVideo Clip)
Dr. Antman discusses a woman's lifetime risk for developing breast cancer and explains how screening techniques, such as mammography, have helped to lower the number of deaths from breast cancer.

E-Seminar Length:3–5 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:Not-for-Credit
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE

Interested in this
e-seminar?
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Note: Columbia students, faculty, staff, and alumni will need to use their University Network ID (UNI) to access e-seminars.



E-Seminar Objectives | Outline | Instructor's Background | Technical Requirements

E-Seminar Objectives
•   To offer breast-cancer patients, their families, and women at high risk for breast cancer a comprehensive resource containing the latest findings in breast-cancer prevention and treatment.

•   To provide a bilingual resource (in English and Spanish) on breast care.

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Outline
1.  Introduction
2.  Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
3.  Understanding Breast Health
4.  The High-Risk Patient
5.  Screening and Diagnosis
6.  Defining Breast Cancer
7.  Surgical Treatments
8.  Reconstructive Surgery
9.  Radiation Therapy
10. Systemic Therapy
11. Concerns about Cancer

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Instructor's Background
Freya Schnabel is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Chief of the Breast Surgery Section at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Center. She teaches the e-seminar together with 18 other leading breast specialists at Columbia: Jeffrey Ascherman, Karen Antman, Robinette Bell, Beth Ann Ditkoff, Mahmoud El-Tamer, Marianne Glasel, Robert Grant, Charles Hesdorffer, Hanina Hibshoosh, Elizabeth Horowitz, Peter Schiff, Karen Schmitt, Kitty Silverman, Suzanne J. Smith, Amy Tiersten, Linda Tomkow, Ronald Van Heertum, and Michelle Warren.


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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 MB or more recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 MB or more recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

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