Komen FREE Breast Health Education Series

Susan G. Komen® Orange County, in partnership with leading Orange County breast centers has created a comprehensive breast health education series to inform and empower YOU to take charge of your breast health. The series is free and open to the public and covers breast health care topics including risk reduction, screening, diagnostics, treatment and survivorship.

You are welcome to attend some, or all, of these FREE sessions:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017 • 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. • ORANGE COAST MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Topic: Limited Options for a Do-Over: Learn the Facts about Proper Pre-Treatment Planning and Double Mastectomies 
Presented By:
 Dr. Richard Reitherman, Dr. Julio Ibarra, Dr. Jane Kakkis, Dr. Asif Harsolia, Dr. Homayoon Sanati, and Dr. Bichlien Nguyen
Course Description: There is a documented national growing shift toward double mastectomies- even in cases where there is no evidence of predisposition to carrying the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes. Please join the breast team at Orange Coast Memorial for an enlightening evening to discuss how proper pre-treatment planning and patient-centered care can lead to expanded options that meet patients’ needs- mind, body, and spirit- and leave them with a sense of hope, healing, and comfort in their treatment decisions.
Location: Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Conference Rooms, 9920 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
RSVP: Call 1-800-MEMORIAL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 • 6:30 TO 8:00 P.M. • VANTARI GENETICS
Topic: Patient and Family Considerations Before and After Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer
Presented By:
Shaun R. Opie, PhD – Co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Vantari Genetics
Course Description: Genetic testing to determine a potential predisposition to cancer or diagnose a contributing cause of the disease does not have to be scary, confusing, or cost prohibitive. When used appropriately, it can inform consequential healthcare decisions for the
individual, related family members, and treating physicians. We will discuss many of the risks and benefits of genetic testing that should be considered but may not be immediately apparent to the general community. This seminar is designed to be informal, interactive, and interesting. Bring a friend – it makes the drive more enjoyable.
Location:
Vantari Genetics, 27 Technology Drive, Irvine, CA, 92618 (Dinner will be served)
RSVP: Alex Kim, 949-247-2953 or via e-mail alkim@vantarigenetics.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 • 5:30 TO 8:00 P.M. • THE CENTER FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT AT ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL
Topic: Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat: Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Mindfulness
Presented By: Wellness Navigator, Healthy Cooking Chef, and Mental Health Professional:
SPECIFIC SPEAKERS TBA
Course Description:
The seminar will consist of three presentations including; Wellness Navigator to address mindfulness and lead the group in guided imagery, a Chef to conduct a healthy meal demonstration and a Physical Therapist to lead the group in light exercise.
Location:
The Villa, 510 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867 (Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.)
RSVP:
Call 877-459-3627. Please leave a message with complete name and topic you will be
attending. (RSVP by February 28th, 2017)

To see a complete list of all topics in 2016-2017, click here.

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Support for the Susan G. Komen Orange County® Education Series is made possible by a contribution from Vantari Genetics.