Details for CNPA Ad Services-ADVENTIST HEALTH ST HELENA - Ad from 2019-10-10

Hereditary cancer screening inspired by your next generation Early detection for cancer starts with you and your family. Research has shown that up to 10 percent of cancers are due to factors that are passed from one generation to the next. The Adventist Health Early All-Around Detection (AHEAD) Program provides genetic testing so you can be more aware and take steps to increase surveillance and prevent risk of cancer. We are with you from start to finish. Together inspired™ BRENDA’S AHEAD JOURNEY Cancer runs in Brenda’s family. After genetic screening prompted by her gynecologist, Dr. Candace Westgate, Brenda learned she was BRCA1 positive, giving her an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 40-60 percent risk of ovarian cancer in her lifetime. After counseling with Dr. Westgate, Brenda chose to have a prophylactic double mastectomy and hysterectomy and oophorectomy. “The impact on my life was extremely positive,” Brenda says. “I can live my life and I am at peace. And even more important is being able to watch my boys grow.” Adventist Health St. Helena is committed to helping patients understand their risks by offering genetic screening at each of our primary care and women’s care offices. Brenda Munson, AHEAD Patient LEARN MORE | 707-967-7551

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