21. Breast Cancer Basics Online Course

Dr. Brian Lawenda developed this easy to understand course to help patients learn more about their diagnosis of breast cancer, the most common treatment options (as recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network expert panel), side effects/risks and monitoring after treatment.

Dr. Brian Lawenda is a U.S. News &World Report “Top Doctor” in radiation oncology, and is an expert in integrative oncology and functional medicine. He is the Medical Director for the Northwest Cancer Clinic/21st Century Oncology, in Kennewick, Washington. He is the founder of IntegrativeOncology-Essentials.com and  IOEProgram.com, an online educational course covering many of the topics patients need to know before, during and after cancer treatment.

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Breast Cancer Basics: Introduction

2

Breast Cancer Basics: Risk Factors and Genetics

3

Breast Cancer Basics: Signs/Symptoms, Screening & Detection of Breast Cancer

4

Breast Cancer Basics: Breast Self Examinations

5

Breast Cancer Basics: Know Your Breast Cancer Type and Stage

6

Breast Cancer Basics: Getting Second Opinions

7

Breast Cancer Basics: Intro To The Treatment of Breast Cancers Confined To The Breast Or Lymph Nodes

8

Breast Cancer Basics: Breast Cancer Surgery

9

Breast Cancer Basics: Breast Radiation Therapy

10

Breast Cancer Basics: DCISionRT Test (You May Not Need Breast Radiation Therapy If You Have DCIS)

11

Breast Cancer Basics: Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

12

Breast Cancer Basics: Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold (Cardiac Protecting Radiation Technique)

13

Breast Cancer Basics: Endocrine ("Hormonal") Therapy Drugs For Hormone Receptor Positive Cancer

14

Breast Cancer Basics: Hormonal Therapy (How To Decide If You Should You Take It For 5 Or 10 Years)

15

Breast Cancer Basics: Chemotherapy and HER-2 Directed Drugs Used Before ("Neoadjuvant") or After Surgery ("Adjuvant")

16

Breast Cancer Basics: Stage 4 (Metastatic)

17

Breast Cancer Basics: Lymphedema

18

Breast Cancer Basics: Cold Cap Therapy Helps Maintain Hair During Chemo

19

Breast Cancer Basics: A Brief Introduction to Clinical Trials

20

Breast Cancer Basics: Getting an Integrative Oncology & Functional Medicine Consult

21

Breast Cancer Basics: What Should I Eat Before and After Cancer

22

Breast Cancer Basics: Building Muscle Mass Is Anticancer

23

Breast Cancer Basics: Measuring Key Cancer Drivers (Insulin Resistance and Systemic Inflammation)

24

Breast Cancer Basics: Micronutrient Testing

25

Breast Cancer Basics: Circulating Tumor Cell Testing

26

Breast Cancer Basics: Gut Health Testing

27

Breast Cancer Basics: Epigenetic Age Testing (Why You Should Know This)

28

Breast Cancer Basics: Going To A Spa (What Cancer Patients & Survivors Need to Know)

29

Breast Cancer Basics: Reducing Estrogen Receptor Stimulation (Without Drugs)

30

Breast Cancer Basics: Reduce The Risk Of Cancer Metastases After Surgery or Biopsy (Controversial)

31

Breast Cancer Basics: Protect Your Nails From Chemotherapy with Polyphenols

32

Breast Cancer Basics: Off-Label Drugs and Supplements

33

Breast Cancer Basics: Is It Safe To Take Antioxidant Supplements During Chemo and Radiation?

34

Breast Cancer Basics: Improving Bone Health

35

Breast Cancer Basics: How to Reduce Your Risk of Blood Clots (DVT and PE)

36

Breast Cancer Basics: Improve Your Sleep

37

Breast Cancer Basics: Prebiotics and Probiotics

38

Breast Cancer Basics: Cannabis and Cannabinoids

39

Breast Cancer Basics: Yoga

40

Breast Cancer Basics: Biohacking Your Stress With Breathing and Measuring Heart Rate Variability