Helen was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27. Her research focus had always been HIV, but after her diagnosis, she was fortunate to find a job working in breast cancer research at Cancer Prevention Institute of California. Working with CanCan seemed like a natural fit since she found her malignant lump while doing a self-breast examination. Fortunately, her mother suggested she consult the doctor who diagnosed her with Stage 1 breast cancer. Helen’s motto is, “a woman’s genius is her intuition” and her goal is that every women she educates adopts the same motto.
The Rivkin Center’s CanCan program provides free ovarian and breast health education workshops.