Free ovarian cancer forum Sept. 16 at Scripps La Jolla

Learn important information about ovarian cancer at a free educational forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Presenting at the forum will be a panel of educators and cancer survivors from the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of San Diego. The event will help attendees better understand the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer through the H.E.A.R. program, which stands for Hope, Experience, Awareness and Risk Factors. Presenters will also share personal stories of empowerment, recovery and renewal.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn about the fifth-most-deadly cancer in women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 21,000 women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, while more than 14,000 women in the U.S. are expected to die from the disease this year.

The event will be held at Scripps La Jolla’s Schaetzel Center, 9888 Genesee Ave. On-site parking will be available for $4. To register to attend, call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777).