Ovarian Cancer: Causes, Risks, and Prevention Part 3

Ovarian Cancer: Causes, Risks, and Prevention Part 3

MFamilyFoundationInherited genetic mutations

Genetic tests can detect mutations associated with these inherited syndromes. If you have a family history of breast, ovarian, thyroid, colorectal, or endometrial (uterine) cancers, you might want to ask your doctor about genetic counseling and testing.

The American Cancer Society recommends discussing genetic testing with a qualified cancer genetics professional before any genetic testing is done.  These tests include mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes,  PTEN (PTEN tumor hamartoma syndrome), STK11 (Peutz-Jeghers syndrome), MUTYH (MUTYH-associated polyposis), and the many genes that can cause hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (MLH1MLH3MSH2MSH6TGFBR2PMS1, and PMS2). For additional information on Ovarian Cancer, check out our website at  MFamilyFoundation.

 

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M FAMILY FOUNDATION APPOINTS KEISHA GRAHAM TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

M FAMILY FOUNDATION APPOINTS KEISHA GRAHAM TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Keisha Graham

CELEBRATION, FL – March 1, 2020 – M Family Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded to promote early detection of, educate the community on and assist families impacted by Ovarian or Pediatric Cancer, today announced the appointment of Keisha Graham as an independent member of its Board of Directors for a five-year term.

Graham brings the M Family Foundation more than 20 years of experience in business operations, media, communications, marketing and legal functions.  As Director of Legal and Compliance for iRemedy Healthcare Companies, Inc., a Florida-based healthcare technology and product distribution company, she is charged with the development, implementation and oversight of all activities related to iRemedy’s adherence to the laws, regulations and policies that govern its business. Previously, Graham served as a vital member of the commercial litigation team at GrayRobinson, P.A., a full service corporate law firm with 300 attorneys and legal consultants spanning 13 offices across the State of Florida, assisting with preparation of mediations, depositions, hearings and trials.  She also spent seven years with one of South Florida’s growing law firms, where she was responsible for client relations and billing services. Graham began her career as a field correspondent with Miami Today, covering business, entertainment and local social events for the leading Miami-Dade County daily business publication. 

Commenting on her appointment, Kelly McCarthy, co-Founder of M Family Foundation, noted, “As our foundation continues to grow and raise needed awareness and funding to support our mission, it is incumbent on our leadership team to ensure that we expand and enhance our governance team with the addition of highly qualified professionals who share our passion and commitment to fund Ovarian and Pediatric Cancer research, education and families in need.  We are delighted to welcome Keisha to our Board and believe her proven skillset is an ideal complement to that of our other directors and further strengthens our ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many impacted by these life-threatening diseases.”

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Founded in 2017 and based in Celebration, Florida, the M Family Foundation strives to raise awareness and funding for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and children and their families impacted by pediatric cancers. In September 2020, the Foundation will host its fourth annual Celebration Superhero 5K Race, a charity event that has succeeded in raising thousands of dollars in needed funding each year.  The M Family Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity.  Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information or to donate to our important cause, please visit the MFamilyFoundation website. 

 

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Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomes Felicia Montanez to the team

Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomes Felicia Montanez to the team

Felicia MontanezFelicia Montanez, MSN, FNP-C, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  She resided in Syracuse, NY for 29 years and recently moved to Florida in 2019.  She graduated from State University of New York, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She then continued her education and graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Medicine. 

Felicia is passionate about women’s health and has worked for over 20 years in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish. 

More than anything, Felicia loves spending time with her family.  She has three adult children, 5 grandchildren, and one grandchild on the way.  Felicia enjoys many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and traveling.

She also has a great love for music.  She would like to spend more time participating in community outreach projects and volunteering for various non- profit organizations.

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