Boulder Hadassah Presents Program on Breast and Ovarian Cancer

As part of our continuing focus on women’s health, Boulder Hadassah proudly presents WOMEN AT RISK FOR BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OPTIONS, Thursday, October 27th, 7:00 pm at the Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave.

This interactive program will include information on:

  • The most recent breast and ovarian cancer screening and prevention guidelines
  • Jewish women with a hereditary cancer risk
  • Lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, and their association with breast cancer development
  • Body image and sexual health in women considering breast and ovarian cancer prevention strategies
  • Talking with family members about cancer risk

Our two distinguished presenters are Anosheh Afghahi, MD, MPH and Helen L. Coons, Ph.D., ABPP. Dr. Afghahi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado-Denver, where she specializes in the care of women with, and at high risk for, breast cancer. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, summa cum laude (2003), and her medical degree as well as a master’s of public health from Harvard University (2009). She completed her residency in Internal Medicine (2012), followed by a Medical Oncology Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine (2015).

Dr. Coons is President and Clinical Director of Women’s Mental Health Associates, Denver, where she specializes in women’s health and mental health and psychosocial oncology. She is a board certified clinical health psychologist with over 25 years of professional experience with women with early and advanced breast and ovarian cancer, women at high risk for cancer, and individuals caring for ill family members.  Dr. Coons also has specialized skills in psychosocial aspects of onco-fertility, and sexual health in adults with cancer.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia, after interning in Medical Psychology at Duke University Medical Center.

Co-sponsored by Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization intended to support young Jewish women with breast cancer, or a genetic predisposition to it, and their families.

To register or for additional information please call Sandy at 303-257-3995 or email


About Shirley Gang

Longtime Boulder resident and active participant in Boulder Hadassah. Our chapter strives to bring our members and associates programming to create community, advocate for women's rights, promote health and well-being around the world, support Hadassah hospitals in Israel, and provide information on issues of concern.

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