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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165737
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"TC Check"-Teen Cancer Awareness Program
Author(s):
Kocsis, Elaine
Author Details:
Elaine Kocsis, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Abstract:
The incidence of testicular cancer in the United States has almost doubled since the 1930s and continues to climb. The age group at highest risk is the 15-35 year old men. Testicular cancer is curable by 90%-99% if reported and treated early. Unfortunately, testicular cancer has become the taboo cancer of the 2000s, much as breast cancer was in the 1960s-1970s. As with breast cancer, most testicular cancers are discovered by the individual themselves. Public awareness and education in this country are sorely lacking. It was discovered that most high schools do not include TSE or BSE as part of the curriculum. However, once the need for this education is brought to the attention of the administrators and educators there is enthusiasm and willingness to permit healthcare professionals into the classroom to instruct the students. Most health education classes in the public schools are co-educational. This required a needs re-assessment and it was believed that testicular and breast cancer issues could be presented in a manner that was educational and non-threatening to a mixed gender class. The purpose of this abstract is to describe the components, implementation, and results of this program which targets 10th grade students in health education classes. The objectives of the TC check program are that the student will: 1) recognize signs, symptoms, and identify risk factors associated with breast and testicular cancer, 2) demonstrate the correct methods of TSE and BSE, and 3) will maintain a healthy lifestyle through monthly self-exam. These goals are reached by use of lecture, video, anatomical models, handouts, and reinforced by the "TC Jeopardy Game." In 2000 the TC Check program was presented to 214 people at three health fairs and six health education classes by a team of healthcare workers. Participant ages ranged from 8-63 years of age. One hundred thirty six 15-16 year olds attended at school presentations. Ninety five percent rated the program as helpful; 5% had no opinion. Eighty six percent stated they acquired new information. First time instruction for TSE was 67%; BSE was 74%. Due to the efforts of such celebrities as Lance Armstrong, Tom Green, and Scott Hamilton, general awareness in the targeted age group has increased. Healthcare professionals can benefit from this changing awareness by devising or utilizing programs directed at young adults in the classroom. The TC Check program can easily be adapted to a variety of age groups and settings including colleges, health fairs, young people groups such as scouts, and work places with equal success.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title"TC Check"-Teen Cancer Awareness Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKocsis, Elaineen_US
dc.author.detailsElaine Kocsis, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, Ohio, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165737-
dc.description.abstractThe incidence of testicular cancer in the United States has almost doubled since the 1930s and continues to climb. The age group at highest risk is the 15-35 year old men. Testicular cancer is curable by 90%-99% if reported and treated early. Unfortunately, testicular cancer has become the taboo cancer of the 2000s, much as breast cancer was in the 1960s-1970s. As with breast cancer, most testicular cancers are discovered by the individual themselves. Public awareness and education in this country are sorely lacking. It was discovered that most high schools do not include TSE or BSE as part of the curriculum. However, once the need for this education is brought to the attention of the administrators and educators there is enthusiasm and willingness to permit healthcare professionals into the classroom to instruct the students. Most health education classes in the public schools are co-educational. This required a needs re-assessment and it was believed that testicular and breast cancer issues could be presented in a manner that was educational and non-threatening to a mixed gender class. The purpose of this abstract is to describe the components, implementation, and results of this program which targets 10th grade students in health education classes. The objectives of the TC check program are that the student will: 1) recognize signs, symptoms, and identify risk factors associated with breast and testicular cancer, 2) demonstrate the correct methods of TSE and BSE, and 3) will maintain a healthy lifestyle through monthly self-exam. These goals are reached by use of lecture, video, anatomical models, handouts, and reinforced by the "TC Jeopardy Game." In 2000 the TC Check program was presented to 214 people at three health fairs and six health education classes by a team of healthcare workers. Participant ages ranged from 8-63 years of age. One hundred thirty six 15-16 year olds attended at school presentations. Ninety five percent rated the program as helpful; 5% had no opinion. Eighty six percent stated they acquired new information. First time instruction for TSE was 67%; BSE was 74%. Due to the efforts of such celebrities as Lance Armstrong, Tom Green, and Scott Hamilton, general awareness in the targeted age group has increased. Healthcare professionals can benefit from this changing awareness by devising or utilizing programs directed at young adults in the classroom. The TC Check program can easily be adapted to a variety of age groups and settings including colleges, health fairs, young people groups such as scouts, and work places with equal success.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:00Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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