Please Join us for:
What’s Jewish about Breast, Ovarian….
and Other Cancers? (…not for women only!)
Mutations in the BRCA 1 and 2 genes are associated
with a marked increase in breast and ovarian cancer as well as other cancers.
Three specific mutations in the BRCA genes, called founder mutations, are more common in Ashkenazi Jewish men and women. One in 40 Ashkenazi Jews, both men and women, are carriers of a founder mutation regardless of family history, and most people are not aware they are carriers! In these high risk individuals, there are specific guidelines to help prevent breast and ovarian cancer as well as enhanced screening protocols to increase diagnosis at an early, more treatable stage. Come learn more about these and other Jewish genetic mutations associated with a high risk of developing cancer. You can participate in low cost genetic testing through a saliva specimen at the same time!!!
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1 pm
Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
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Genetic testing done through Color Genomics
Presentation by Liz Etkin-Kramer, M.D.,F.A.C.O.G.
Genetic Counselor will also be available to answer questions