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“All in the Family” | Breast & Ovarian Cancer Survivor Genetics Conference
Saturday, January 29, 2011 | 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
St. Vincent Main Campus Center for Health Education | 2 St. Vincent Circle | Little Rock, AR 72205 This Conference is put on by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas chapter.
Topics to include: a background on genetic counseling and how to prepare for a genetics appointment, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, understanding your pathology report, the importance of knowing genetics for treatment, BRCA testing and personal experiences with genetic testing
More information from the National Cancer Institute regarding BRCA 1 & BRCA 2 can be found HERE.
Education is key.
We have come across a very useful tool provided by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (ONCA), the Ovarian Cancer Symptoms & Guidance Diary. This pdf is a great tool that you can use to find answers to concerns you may have regarding symptoms that you or someone you know may be experiencing and may be evidence of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that this is all based on expert opinion and OCNA will consistently update it as new information is available. AROVCC would like to encourage you to download this pdf from their site and pass it on to anyone you feel may find it useful.
OCNA is a partner organization to the Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition (AROVCC) and focuses on education and lobbying for ovarian cancer research funds. They advocate on a national level for funding on a national level for research and development of an early detection test, improved health practices and life-saving treatment protocols. You can find a link to their website on our left hand column.