> Know your options: Understanding your risk-reducing breast surgical options

Know your options: Understanding your risk-reducing breast surgical options

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Wed, Jul 17, 2024 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET | Add to Calendar

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Virtual

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Free

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Date and Time

Wed, Jul 17, 2024 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET | Add to Calendar

Location

Virtual

Cost

Free

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Download event flyer

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Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Penn Medicine, and the Basser Center for BRCA for an important webinar on how to assess and understand your breast cancer risk, as well as learn about the risk-reducing surgical options for those who are at high risk for breast cancer or have BRCA1/2 gene mutations.

We’ll have leading experts from Penn Medicine and the Basser Center for BRCA joining us to discuss and provide their insights on the latest in BRCA treatment, breast cancer risk evaluation and genetic counseling, risk-reducing mastectomy options, advancements in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, and post-surgical management and care.

Please send an email to programs@lbbc.org by Monday, July 1, to request ASL interpretation.

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About our moderator

Ali Rogan

Ali Rogin

PBS NewsHour Correspondent/Producer

Ali Rogin is a correspondent with the PBS NewsHour and the author of Beat Breast Cancer Like A Boss. During her senior year at New York University, she discovered she had the BRCA1 genetic mutation and decided to have prophylactic surgery before her graduation in 2009.

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About our speakers

Angela Ross

Angela Arnold Ross, MS, LCGC

Genetic Counselor

Angela Arnold Ross is an ABGC-certified genetic counselor licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with nearly 25 years of experience. She specializes in evaluating and counseling patients and their families on a wide range of familial cancer syndromes and disorders, explaining the associated disease risks.

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Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS

Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS

Chief, Division of Breast Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS, serves as the chief of the division of breast surgery for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), where she is also the surgical director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center in the Abramson Cancer Center. Additionally, Dr. Fayanju holds the position of director of health equity innovation at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) and is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Suhail K. Kanchwala

Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD

Director, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Penn Medicine Plastic Surgery; Chief, Plastic Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital

Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD, is director of reconstructive microsurgery at Penn Medicine Plastic Surgery and chief of the section of plastic surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. A reconstructive microsurgeon, Dr. Kanchwala specializes in breast reconstruction following mastectomy, using a patient’s own tissues. He has performed more than 3,000 microsurgical breast reconstruction procedures.

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