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Breast Cancer - Know Your Risk: Free Lunch and Learn Event for Community

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BATON ROUGE, La. – With an internet full of information about breast cancer at our fingertips, it’s not always easy to know what’s important. In a lunch event next week, Baton Rouge General physicians will help local women pinpoint the risk factors they should consider -- who is at an increased risk and what they can do about it, what screenings are recommended and when, and the benefits and risks of newer breast cancer therapies.

The noon Lunch and Learn event on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus will be led by Dr. Jo Anne Barrios, an OB/GYN, and Dr. Lauren Juneja, a hematologist/oncologist.

“As the second leading cause of death in women in the U.S., breast cancer should be on every woman’s radar,” said Dr. Jo Anne Barrios. “There is an abundance of data out there, so we want to make it easy for women to know their risks and become active in their awareness of this disease.”

The discussion will include a comparison of the screening recommendations for breast cancer, how genetics plays a role in breast cancer, and the importance of knowing your breast density.

Lunch will be provided. The event is free, but attendees should reserve a spot at

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.