Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

What’s your number?

Do You Know Your Personal Risk for Developing Breast Cancer? And Ways to Reduce Your Risk?

Watch for our 2019 schedule of events and join us for a free lecture and individual breast cancer risk assessment, given by internal medicine physician and midlife women’s health expert Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF, and geneticist Lori White, PhD.

Who should attend:

Women between ages 35 – 70 who have not had a prior breast cancer diagnosis

Nearly every woman knows the statistic, “1 in 8,” meaning one in eight women develop breast cancer in her lifetime. While that is the average for the general population, every woman’s individual risk of developing breast cancer is different.

Knowing your individual risk of developing breast cancer takes you one step closer to preventing the disease, not just detecting and treating it. New research shows that women can take steps to lower their risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.

Individual Assessment:

Once registered, you’ll receive a breast cancer risk assessment questionnaire and instructions to return (you can use a non-identifiable code, if you wish) to the office. Your individual results will be provided to you at the lecture.

Attendees may opt to participate in a research study conducted by Dr. Larkin and Alie Magnante, a genetic counseling graduate student. The goals of the study are to learn more about breast cancer risk perceptions and lifestyle choices among women in the Greater Cincinnati area. Participation involves completing two surveys about breast cancer risks three months apart. Participation in the study is voluntary and is not required to attend the educational event.