Meet an Instructor: Riley Rose

The Rivkin Center’s education program provides free ovarian and breast health education parties (workshops). Instructors educate women about their breast and ovarian health and cancer risks. Say hello to Riley Rose, one of our instructors and former University of California, Berkeley campus ambassador. ABOUT RILEY Where are you from? I am from sunny Orange County, […]

Unknown family history? Here’s how to be proactive about your health


Roughly 5% to 10% of cancers result from genetic mutations inherited from a parent. While knowing your family health history can give clues to your personal risk of breast or ovarian cancer, not everyone has access to that information. Here’s how to be proactive about your health.

How to advocate for your health as a woman of color

In 2020, some of the darkest struggles facing people of color were brought to center stage. For many, it was shocking. For those who live the day-to-day struggle of being treated differently because of their skin color, these events came as no surprise. It was a calling to raise our collective voices and join the […]

Meet a Survivor: Jackie Mungo

The Rivkin Center aims to foster an ever-growing community of survivors, patients, researchers, clinicians, advocates, and supporters — all working together in the fight against ovarian and breast cancer. Meet Jackie, a breast cancer survivor and Rivkin EDU Survivor. About Jackie Where are you from?I’m from Oakland, CA Where do you live now/what does a […]

How to get health screenings and care if you’re uninsured

According to the United States Census, 8% of adults did not have health insurance at any point in 2019 (that number is expected to be higher in 2020). Here are a few ways to get breast and ovarian health screenings and care if you’re uninsured.