Memorial offers breast cancer seminar

Memorial offers breast cancer seminar

April 17th, 2010 by Staff Report in Health

"Do You Carry a Risk for Breast Cancer in Your Genes?" is next in the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series on Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m.

Participants will listen to medical experts via phone, view presentations on their computers and have an opportunity to ask questions.

"The Strong and Smart series is a resource for cancer survivors, patients and their families," said Joe Robb, director of cancer services.

"The topics are specific to issues they are facing, and they can ask questions of an expert. They also may connect with others facing the same challenges, and they can do it all without leaving home."

Certified cancer genetic counselor Nisha Isaac will discuss pros and cons of genetic testing for breast cancer, management of cancer risk in mutation carriers and benefits of genetic counseling and the importance of informed consent.

To register call 800-278-7837.