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At Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer? Magee-Womens Hospital Partners with Community Groups to Provide Risk Assessment

WHAT: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC will hold a special community education program to help women learn more about breast and ovarian cancer risks, prevention and reduction strategies, genetic testing, and the local organizations that support these initiatives.
WHO: Representatives from FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered!), the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, and Bright Pink will speak about their organizations. Other presentations include:
• “Risk Assessment, Prevention and Risk Reduction Strategies and Surveillance,” by Rachel Jankowitz, M.D.
• “Genetic Testing – What’s Available and Who’s Right for It,” by Darcy Thull, licensed certified genetic counselor
WHEN: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28
Participants who wish to attend the conference should register by October 16 by calling 412-661-1095
or visit to reserve a space.
WHERE: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, 300 Halket St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213
WHY: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and 230,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. every year. The number of ovarian cases is much smaller – just about 21,000 new cases every year – but it causes more deaths than other female reproductive cancers. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer and it often is not diagnosed until later stages. Like with so many cancers, early diagnosis is key.
Join experts from the Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and local cancer advocacy groups to understand your risk for breast and ovarian cancers.
Media wishing to cover the event should contact Jennifer C. Yates at 412-647-9966 or

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