Breast cancer program to be held in Jefferson City

Thursday, August 18, 2011 | 6:32 p.m. CDT; updated 7:03 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 18, 2011

COLUMBIA — Breastology 101, a free breast cancer program, will be held next month.

The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Oakview Conference Room at Capital Region Medical Center’s Southwest Campus at 1432 Southwest Blvd. in Jefferson City.

The event is open to the public. A backpack and educational materials are some of the door prizes available.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Goldschmidt Cancer Center, along with the mid-Missouri Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, are offering this program, which is intended to help mid-Missouri women find out about their risk for developing breast cancer, according to a news release from Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Stacey Miller, a certified genetic counselor who is specially trained in cancer risk assessment and cancer genetics, will lead this interactive session.

Miller’s presentation will cover topics such as personal, environmental and family history risk factors, the difference between “average risk” and “high risk,” recommended screenings and prevention options, red flags for hereditary breast cancer and how to get a breast cancer risk assessment done.

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