Together We Can -- Newsletter of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center

Fall 2007

Mammography... Making a Difference
Message from the Administrator
From Screening to Treatment
Honors, Awards & Publications
New Clinic: Cancer Appetite and Rehabilitation (CARE)
OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan
Survivors Day 2007
Recent Events
One Step Ahead: Education and Support Group
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One Step Ahead: An Education and Support Group for Women at High Risk for Cancer

The One Step Ahead Program is an education and support group for those who are genetically at high risk for certain cancers, such as breast, ovarian, colon or uterine cancer. Created in 2003, the program is as a way to provide education and support to those at high risk for breast cancer. It is coordinated by Beth MacKeverican, a genetic counselor and the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program (CREP) Coordinator at Pennsylvania Hospital and Helen Coons, PhD, clinical psychologist.

If you are considered at high risk for certain types of cancer, you do not have to cope with this situation on your own.

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Benefits of the program include networking with others facing similar issues and staying up-to-date on new advances in the field, including information about screening techniques and medications that may help reduce cancer risk.

The group meets three times per year in the evening. Each meeting begins with a light dinner and introductions, followed by a guest speaker and open discussion.

To learn more or to register for the One Step Ahead Program, call 215-829-6528. To learn more, visit the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at Pennsylvania Hospital web site or call 800-789-PENN (7366).


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Need an appointment? Request one online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week or call 800-789-PENN (7366) to speak to a referral counselor.

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