Gordon JCC Plans Cancer Awareness Event
By Harriet Shirley
The Gordon Jewish Community Center will honor National Breast Cancer Month by hosting an educational program on October 26 from 7pm to 8pm.
About one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and approximately 61,000 non-invasive cases will additionally be diagnosed in 2016.
For Women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer besides lung cancer. Between 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations inherited from one’s mother or father.
“Know Your Risk: Genetics and Cancer” features Genetic Specialist Susie Caro from St. Thomas Family Cancer Risk Services, and Melinda Sava, Radiologist with St. Thomas Health Services, presenting the most current information about genetic testing and breast cancer.
Although the primary focus of this information and educational offering is on breast cancer, the presentation will also look at recent discoveries about gene mutations that impact other forms of cancer as well.
This program is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, located at 801 Percy Warner Boulevard, Nashville 37205, in the Board Meeting Room. Reservations are not required but are suggested.
For questions or to reserve a spot, contact Harriet Shirley at the GJCC at (615) 354-2649, or firstname.lastname@example.org.