Free e-course helps healthcare providers recognize and prevent occupational cancer

People from all over the world encounter carcinogens in their workplace or environment, and sometimes this exposure will cause cancer. To help teach primary health care providers how to recognize and respond to these cancers, an e-course was developed by the National Committee on Environment and Occupational Exposures and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Occupational and Environmental Cancer: Recognition and Prevention teaches participants which agents cause cancer and what can be done to recognize occupational or environmental cancer in a person with past exposures. More importantly, advice is provided on how to prevent cancer in those with current or ongoing exposures. Healthcare providers will learn how to conduct and interpret an exposure history, and follow up on their conclusions.

The course is offered free of charge and is intended for doctors, medical specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers, or anyone with an interest in recognizing and preventing occupational and environmental cancer.

For more information or to register, please visit the CCOHS website.