Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have a higher chance of developing ovarian cancer. It could also be from a BCRA gene mutation. There are some risk factors for breast cancer that are related to a women’s menstruation history.
FPON Webinar: Beyond Angelina Jolie: Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome is an upcoming webinar event hosted by BC Cancer’s Family Practice Oncology Network through the Division of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia.
Participants will learn about the following:
- Family history and ethnic backgrounds that influence hereditary risk
- Genetic assessment of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes
- Cancer risks associated with BRCA1 and 2 mutations among men and women
- Ovarian and breast cancer risk management
- Other cancer risks related to BRCA mutations
- Dr. Lesa Dawson MD, FRCSC, specializes in Genetics, Gynecologic Oncology and Hereditary Cancer
- Dr. Rona Cheifetz, MD MEd FRCSC, specializes in Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
- Date: Thursday, September 16th, 2021
- Time: 8:00 – 9:00 am Pacific Time
- Location: Online via Zoom
- Cost: Free but limited space
- For further event details, please visit the event page on The University of British Columbia’s website
BC Cancer’s Family Practice Oncology Network also has a cancer care portfolio full of many educational resources.