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FREE WEBINAR: GENETIC COUNSELING AND TESTING FOR BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER

Support Connection, Inc. announces a free national educational webinar presented in partnership with White Plains Hospital: Genetic Counseling and Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 8 - 9pm (NY time.) Open to people nationwide who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required. To learn more or to register, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290 by 5 pm (NY time) on Mon., Nov. 8.

This educational webinar will provide information about genetic counseling and genetic testing as pertains to breast and ovarian cancer.

The presentation will include the following topics: Who should undergo genetic testing; The genetic testing process; New updates to genetic testing; What to do with test results; Myths and facts; Case examples; Discussing genetics with relatives/family members.

Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period.

SPEAKER: Nicole Boxer, MS. Certified Genetic Counselor at White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care, White Plains, NY. Ms. Boxer earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and went on to pursue a Master’s degree from the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. 

Ms. Boxer has been practicing at White Plains Hospital for nine years, specializing in genetic counseling for hereditary cancer syndromes. Throughout her time at White Plains Hospital, she has worked with thousands of patients and their families to help them better understand genetic risk for cancer in their families. Ms. Boxer is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit http://www.supportconnection.org/" or call 914- 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.

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