8:45-9 a.m. Check-In
Breast Cancer Prevention & Screening
Rachel Jendro, DO, General Surgery Associates
Dr. Jendro will discuss breast cancer prevention and screening. This includes lifestyle choices that can decrease your risk, including exercise. She will also discuss surgical options for breast cancer treatment.
Genetic Counseling & Testing
Maddie McPherson, MGC, Bryan Health
All women are at risk to develop breast cancer in their lifetime, but up to 10% can be caused by an underlying gene mutation. Genetics counselor Maddie McPherson shares information about the role genes play in someone’s cancer risk, when genetic testing is recommended and how genetic testing could impact you and your family members.
10:45-11 a.m. Break
Beating the Odds with a Healthy Lifestyle
Melanie Mitchell, RD, Cancer Partners of Nebraska
Women can make several nutrition and lifestyle decisions daily to reduce their risk for breast cancer. Registered dietitian Melanie Mitchell will provide practical ideas to apply preventative nutrition to your day to day routine. You’ll learn how to eat to reduce your cancer risk and improve your overall health.