Instruction in Breast Self-Exam and Clinical Breast Examination
“Most breast cancers are first detected by someone’s fingers”
The Cancer Institute at Alexian Brothers Health System is proud to offer MammaCare Breast Self-Exam (BSE) education to the community and Clinical Breast Examiner and BSE Instructor training and certification to healthcare professionals at our Robin Troiani MammaCare Training Center at St. Alexius Cancer Institute. MammaCare, the recognized quality-standard for physical examination of the breast, was developed with the support of the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation and medical scientists worldwide.
Training Information: In collaboration with MammaCare headquarters in Gainesville, Florida and with the guidance of our Certified MammaCare-trained Specialists healthcare professionals learn the techniques proven to be the most effective in manual breast examination. MammaCare certification assures that the professional has met MammaCare’s rigorous standards for proficient, skill-based breast examination.
Tactually accurate breast models and evidence-based training were developed by MammaCare to improve the tactile skills needed to detect and distinguish suspicious lesions from normal nodular breast tissue. MammaCare Clinical Breast Examination and Breast Self-Exam significantly increase examination sensitivity, specificity and breast tissue coverage.
At the Robin Troiani MammaCare Training Center at St. Alexius Cancer Institute we offer three certification courses: Certified MammaCare Specialist, Certified Clinical Breast Examiner and Certified BSE Instructor. Surrogate patients participate in all courses. Certifications are valid for three years.
Robin Troiani MammaCare Training Center at St. Alexius Cancer Institute
1555 Barrington Road DOB (Doctors Office Building) 3 - Suite 1400
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
Pat Riedy RNC, CMS
Phone number: 847-755-8108
For more detailed information and available products you may also visit the official MammaCare website at MammaCare.com