Approved for Continuing Education

Approved by NCBTMB for 2 CEUs for massage therapists.

Course curriculum

    1. Course Description

    2. About the Instructor

    3. A brief word . . .

    1. Introduction

    2. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Through 2020

    3. What do you know about cancer?

    4. Survey #1

    1. Healthy Cells vs. Cancer Cells (Part One)

    2. How Cancer Starts

    3. You have cancer in your body... right now.

    4. Pop quiz!

    1. Hallmarks of Cancer - Part One

    2. Tumor Angiogenesis

    3. Hallmarks of Cancer - Part Two

    4. Targeting cancer cell metabolism

    5. Why is it so hard to cure cancer? - Kyuson Yun

    6. Pop quiz!

    1. Genetic vs. Hereditary

    2. Cancer Risk Factors

    3. Cancer Classifications, Staging, and Metastasis

    4. Health Disparities in Cancer Treatment (Part One)

    5. So what?

    6. A Conversation with Jamil Rivers

    7. Cancer Health Disparities | Did You Know?

    8. In closing...

    9. Want to continue the conversation?

    1. References

    2. Mitosis: The Amazing Cell Process that Uses Division to Multiply!

    3. More about Angiogenesis

    4. The Accidental Activist - Bridgette Hempstead

    5. Recommended Reading

About this course

  • $40.00
  • 32 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content


Instructor & Education Director Rebecca Sturgeon

In addition to being a valuable member of Healwell’s faculty and curriculum development team, Rebecca is also Healwell’s Education Director. She works tirelessly to organize existing courses and to create new opportunities for Healwell to offer meaningful and robust inter-professional education for massage therapists and other health care providers. Rebecca co-authored "Oncology Massage: An integrative approach to cancer care" (Handspring, 2021.) As a former teacher of writing at the college level, Rebecca is passionate about the written word and about all forms of human communication. In her massage practice, she focuses on integrating therapeutic massage as part of overall health and wellness care. She is also an experienced mentor to new massage therapists, and facilitator of learning groups.

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