Feb 1, 2020
Join us as we discuss everything you need to know about the BRCA 1 and 2 genes. Learn what factors put you at higher risk of being a carrier and the best way to get tested. We’ll be exploring the difference between BRCA 1 and 2, what cancers besides breast these mutations puts you at risk for, and what options you have if you or a family member test positive.
Featuring returning special guest Dr. Peiris, an oncoplastic and breast cancer surgeon from Winchester, UK, now in Edmonton specialising in Breast Reconstruction and Oncoplastic Breast Conservation.
(1) Breast Cancer Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/chronic-diseases/cancer/breast-cancer.html
(2) Canadian Task Force Guidelines https://canadiantaskforce.ca/guidelines/published-guidelines/breast-cancer-update/
(3) Canadian Cancer Society https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/breast/screening/?region=on
(4) Alberta Health Services - Cancer Guidelines https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/cancerguidelines.aspx
Summary Sheet: BreastCancerandBRCA_Part2_.html