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Have you ever had a question about your sexual and reproductive health that you were too embarrassed to ask your doctor about? I know I have. 

Each episode, join us and a special guest as we discuss puberty and menopause and everything in between! 

Episodes are released every 2 weeks on Wednesday. 

Please note that this content is not intended to replace medical advice, but to provide you with some basic information for how to start the conversation with your healthcare provider. 

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. 

Resources:

(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