Take Note Flagstaff: Breast Cancer: Early Detection and Genetic Testing - Oct. 15

September 27, 2013

“Breast Cancer: Early Detection and Genetic Testing” is the topic of the October Take Note Flagstaff Lecture Series, sponsored by Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC). The Tuesday, Oct. 15, discussion will feature Oncology Nurse Navigator Nancy Foreman R.N., O.C.N., C.B.C.N., Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare - Flagstaff. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in East Flagstaff Community Library, 3000 N. Fourth Street. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call 928-773-2080.

Foreman will discuss the breast cancer genes, known as BRCA 1 and 2, hereditary genetic counseling and testing. Additionally, participants will better understand breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options. There will be time for questions and answers. 

According to the National Cancer Institute, both women and men have an increased risk of breast cancer as well as several other cancers if they have the harmful BRCA mutations. Genetic screening and genetic counseling and testing might be recommended if there is a personal or family history of cancer. 

The Take Note Lecture Series, sponsored by FMC, offers various health-related educational topics to benefit the community. The lectures feature prominent speakers who are experts in their field. 

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