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Genetics and Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know
Wednesday, September 19, 2:00 pm EDT
About 10 to 15 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a hereditary tendency to develop the disease. Women with mutations in the breast cancer genes (BRCA 1 and 2), as well as HNPCC or Lynch syndrome, are more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Experts from three groups that work on genetic issues related to cancer will join us for a webinar kicking off National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer week.
- Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMG, of FORCE will talk about family history and how that relates to cancer.
- Amber P. Trivedi, MS, CGC, from Bright Pink will discuss psychosocial issues around hereditary cancer, including fertility issues and prophylactic surgery.
- Shera Dubitsky, MEd, MA, Clinical Supervisor at Sharsheret, will discuss how to talk with your family about hereditary cancer risk.
Whether you know your personal genetic risk, work with women at high risk of developing ovarian cancer or just want to learn more about this topic, we urge you to RSVP today for our free session.
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