20 Jun Join Komen San Diego at the Lawrence Family JCC’s “Knowledge is Power: Understanding and Managing BRCA Related Cancer Risk”
We know there are various factors that affect breast cancer risk, such as, age, what we eat and how active we are. Other risk factors can be found in our family genes–fact: only 5-10 percent of breast cancers are genetic. While the percentage of breast cancers from inherited genetic mutations in the U.S. is low, studies show some mutations are more common within certain ethnicities.
In the U.S., Ashkenazi Jewish women and men are known to have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer than others. This is due to their heritages’ high prevalence of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations. People with a BRCA 1/2 mutation have a greatly increased risk of breast cancer and (for women) ovarian cancer. Knowing your family history and testing for BRCA 1/2 are a couple of ways to assess your risk.
Learn more about hereditary cancers, BRCA mutations and what can be done to mitigate risk for families when you join our friends at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center and the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania at “Knowledge is Power: Understanding and Managing BRCA-Related Cancer Risk” on July 17th.
Susan G. Komen San Diego will be there providing breast health information and access to critical breast cancer resources in our community. To learn more about this event and register, click here.
When: Tuesday, July 17th
Time: Program starts at 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free and open to the public with registration.
Questions: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348
Where: David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family JCC