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Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

Tuesdays at 1 PM Pacific

September 02nd 2014:Living with a High Risk of Cancer

About 10 percent of all incidences of cancer are caused by inherited gene mutations which increase the risk for developing certain types of cancer. People living with these inherited gene changes also have a 50 percent chance of passing the mutation down to their children. For people living with this high risk, it’s important to know the facts, how to manage this risk and what treatment options are available. Joining guest host Linda House to discuss living with the risk of developing hereditary cancer is Lisa Schlager, Vice President of Community Affairs for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowere

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Lisa Schlager

Lisa Schlager is a recognized advocacy leader in the cancer community. As Vice President of Community Affairs & Public Policy (2010-present), she manages strategic partnerships for FORCE, a national nonprofit dedicated to the hereditary cancer community. She also spearheads the organization’s public policy efforts, ensuring that the needs of the high-risk cancer community are represented through interactions with the FDA, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Congress & other influential institutions. Lisa is an expert in genetic privacy and protections as well as health care laws. She has a special interest in access-to-care issues, including insurance coverage of g
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Karen Hurley

Karen Hurley is a licensed clinical psychologist. Karen specializes in hereditary cancer risk counseling and also conducts lectures, workshops and training sessions. Her counseling areas include medical and surgery decisions, fear of genetic testing, anxiety about screening and coping with risk.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/965/frankly-speaking-about-cancer-with-the-cancer-support-community 18/12/2018 01:00 18/12/2018 02:00 Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/965/frankly-speaking-about-cancer-with-the-cancer-support-community About 10 percent of all incidences of cancer are caused by inherited gene mutations which increase the risk for developing certain types of cancer. People living with these inherited gene changes also have a 50 percent chance of passing the mutation down to their children. For people living with this high risk, it’s important to know the facts, how to manage this risk and what treatment options are available. Joining guest host Linda House to discuss living with the risk of developing hereditary cancer is Lisa Schlager, Vice President of Community Affairs for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and Karen Hurley, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in hereditary risk counseling. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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