Taking Action Against Breast Cancer: Genetic Testing, Screening and Lifestyle Prevention

Taking Action Against Breast Cancer: Genetic Testing, Screening and Lifestyle Prevention. 

 

My friend Yonni Wattemaker is organizing an educational symposium, co-sponsored by Breast Cancer Alliance and JCC Greenwich, called 

Taking Action Against Breast Cancer: Genetic Testing, Screening and Lifestyle Prevention. 

 

Please join Yonni,  the host committee and our panel of experts for a healthy breakfast and educational presentation on the latest research and information on breast cancer prevention. Our primary objective is to demystify complicated prevention/early detection issues so we all can make more informed decisions and STAY HEALTHY. The panel will discuss in an interactive format the following important topics:

 

Genetic Testing: Who should be tested and when? BRCA testing for those with and without family history of breast cancer.

Risk Assessment: How to determine individual risk and what is the latest on genetic, environmental and biological risk factors? 

Screening/Early Detection: What are the current recommendations for screening and what are the new technologies on the horizon?

Lifestyle Prevention: What are the risk factors that are modifiable with lifestyle and behavioral changes?  

 

Breast cancer is epidemic in our society and has touched all of us.  That being said, cancer research is progressing at an exponential rate and there are many new developments in breast cancer prevention/detection. Staying informed and following recommendations is critical to staying healthy.  Let’s unite as empowered women to learn how we can be proactive and take action against breast cancer… for ourselves, our daughters, mothers, sisters and friends. There is no question that knowledge can save lives.

 

Expert Medical Panel

Dr. Orli Etingin, Medical Director of Women’s Health Center, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Director of Cancer Prevention, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Ken Offit, Chief of Clinical Genetics Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Alexandra Heerdt, Breast Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Linda LaTrenta, Director of Breast Imaging, Greenwich Hospital

 

Tickets start at $75 and include breakfast 

Click to Register Online

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