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You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together March 18th, 2018 10:30am - 2:00 pm

West Valley/Ventura Area

Cancer Support Community
530 Hampshire RD
Westlake Village, CA

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ian Taras, BRCA positive OB/GYN

RSVP to Amy at amy@facingourrisk.org
    

As we discuss our hereditary cancer risk, the first questions asked often relate to breast and ovarian cancer.  We educate ourselves about which doctors to see, whether to choose surveillance or surgery, how to manage menopause symptoms, etc.  But what about our concerns that go beyond breast and ovarian cancer?  What additional screenings might be appropriate? What about the medical needs of men living with a genetic mutation? 

Dr. Ian Taras is a BRCA-postive OB/GYN who is uniquely able to address the wide range of concerns directly impacting our hereditary cancer community. Dr. Taras will discuss a comprehensive approach to care for individuals at high risk for hereditary cancers. He will help us understand how to monitor and manage our risk for such hereditary cancers as breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, primary peritoneal, and melanoma.

As a reminder, men are always welcome to attend FORCE meetings.  Whether you have test positive for a hereditary cancer mutation or are here to support someone who has, you are welcome in our group.

Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?

Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered