Cancer Can be Hereditary

 

If you missed this webinar on January 18, you are in luck!

Watching this video can be a lifesaver! On January 18, LifeLong Learning and Kare Bears jointly sponsored this Zoom presentation by Rachel Householder of FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer EMPOWERED). She was joined by a genetic counselor with years of experience. They presented the signs that may indicate a risk for an inherited mutation and how genetic counseling and testing can be lifesaving to you and your loved ones. 

  • Certain cancers can be inherited: Breast, colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and melanoma
  • Inherited cancers affect men and women of all races, religions and ethnicities
  • Learn how FORCE supports people facing difficult decisions

While our parents, grandparents and other relatives may no longer be with us, the genes we inherited from them remain in our bodies. Unknowingly, they may have passed on to us a mutated gene that could lead to an increased risk for us getting cancer and therefore, our children and grandchildren. Read My Family's Story by Linda Kesselman, a PebbleCreek Resident.

FORCE is a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary cancer through education, support, advocacy and research efforts. Visit the FORCE website for additional information and support.

FORCE has shared the Zoom meeting video of the January 18 presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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