July 12, 2021

ACS launches new breast cancer skills program

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) on July 9 announced a new breast cancer skills program for breast cancer patients.

Patients have access to evidence-based knowledge, checklists, and skills training to support them from preoperative preparation through postoperative recovery.


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Given in advance of surgery, the ACS Surgical Skills Patient Education Program, affords patients the opportunity of repetitive practice and the confidence to actively participate in their pre-and postoperative care.

There is a lot of breast cancer information on radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other new therapies, but until now, there has been nothing to guide a patient through the entire experience of surgery, ACS says.

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