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Skin Cancer: Update, Case Studies, and the use of .decimal Uniform Bolus

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MDCB Credits: 1.00

ARRT Credits: 1.00

Available Until: 9/4/2020

Non-Member Price: $35.00

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Recorded August 20, 2020

Presented by
Cara Sullivan, BS, CMD, RT(T)
Landauer Medical Physics
and
Keitt Mobile, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T)
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This activity is part of the celebration of National Medical Dosimetrist's Day and is free to AAMD members and non-members. Once you have logged in and added it to your library, it will display as FREE and will not count against the annual CE credit allowance for Members.

While many of us like to spend a little time relaxing in the sun, tanning has become a sport for some. Sun tanning is creating a new skin cancer epidemic. There will be more individuals diagnosed with skin cancer in the US than all other cancers combined. In fact, one in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they are 70 years old. Indoor tanning has increased the incidence of skin cancers, especially in women and young girls. Currently, in the US, we are spending about $343.1 million annually to treat skin cancers attributed to indoor tanning. This presentation will review the different types of skin cancers, treatment modalities, outcomes, and prevention. We will look at how indoor tanning has changed the skin cancer rates, and what measures are being put in place to decrease the use of indoor tanning beds and new skin cancer diagnosis.

During this presentation, we will review of skin cancer cases and the treatment techniques utilized, including the use of .decimal uniform bolus It is important for us as Oncology health care professionals to recognize that tanning is an injury to skin and it will increase one's chance of developing skin cancer. Our knowledge can play an integral part in the prevention of future skin cancer cases.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. Learn about the different types of skin cancers and how to distinguish them
  2. Discuss statistical information on skin cancer
  3. Identify how indoor and outdoor tanning increases skin cancer risk
  4. Be presented with case studies and techniques using .decimal uniform bolus

Presenters:
Cara Sullivan, BS, CMD, RT(T), is a Medical Dosimetrist Manager for Landauer Medical Physics. She is contracted in Charlotte, NC at Levine Cancer Institute which was recently recognized in the top 50 Cancer Centers in the US. She has served many volunteer roles for the AAMD. She is currently your Immediate Past President and had previously served on the AAMD Board of Directors in the Secretarial role. In addition to her board experience, she has also served as Membership, Nominations, and ACC co-chair. Currently, she serves as Co-Chair for the Career Services Committee and as a committee member on the Membership Committee. In her spare time, she likes to go for a relaxing run or a long walk with her dog.

Keitt Mobile, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T), Is Director of Clinical Development for .decimal. She has served many roles in the AAMD, including twice as President, Region III Director, Nominations, and ACC co-chair, as well as participated as a committee member on the Continuing Education Committee. She currently serves on the AAMDERF as a Trustee. Keitt also is a lecturer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband Dave at the beach and her three dogs- Reilly, the Irish Setter, Max, the Aussie/beagle mix, and Cooper, the Great Dane.

 

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