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Ovarian cancer – the hidden risk

The Zurich Cancer League and the Manja Gideon Foundation are hosting a public information event on the eve of the World Ovarian Cancer Day.

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In Switzerland, about 600 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Since it is usually only discovered at an advanced stage, the chances of survival are low. Detecting symptoms early on can therefore save lives. At a public event organised by the Zurich Cancer League and the Manja Gideon Foundation on 7 May 2019, interested parties and experts will learn which seemingly harmless symptoms cannot be ignored. Also, specialists will talk about family risks and how inherited gene mutations might increase the risk.

Date: 7 May 2019

Location: Theatersaal, Weisser Wind, Oberdorfstrasse 20, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland

Admission: free

Time: 18.30 Doors open, welcome drinks

from 19.00 to 20.30 Event

Reading by Erika Gideon, President of the Manja Gideon Foundation: "traces. manja gideon", a biography of the founder in words and pictures

Lecture I by Dr Michael Rabner, FMH-certified specialist for gynaecology and obstetrics, "Ovarian Cancer: symptoms and early detection"

Lecture II by Dr Silvia Azzarello-Burri, Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Zurich: "Familial and genetic risk factors for ovarian cancer"

Panel discussion with Dr Rabner, Dr Azzarello-Burri and Daniela Sprenger. Mrs Sprenger will tell the story about how she accidentally discovered her BRCA gene mutation and subsequently gained surprising insights into her family history.

The Cancer League will run a booth and hand out booklets and flyers on cancer topics; the specialists will also be available for individual conversations.

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