Why cancer genetic testing? When does it make sense? How can it make a difference?
Genetic counselor, Katie Stoll, Director of Clinical Services for the Genetic Support Foundation, and Dr. Jon Wolff are hosting an informational program on cancer and genetics at the T-Bar at 3rd and Elk in Crested Butte. Katie Stoll will discuss updates related to genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk and the importance of knowing your family history.
Many advances have occurred in recent years related to our understanding of cancer and genetics. An important goal of genetic counseling and genetic testing is early detection and prevention in families who may have a higher chance to develop cancer.
Have you ever wondered if your history of cancer, or that of your family members, might be due to inherited factors? Have you considered if genetic testing would be helpful for you or for your relatives? Have you undergone genetic testing in the past but are curious if there have been new developments of importance for your family? Join them for an evening of tea and learning where we will consider these questions and more. They will discuss updates related to genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk and the importance of knowing your family history.
Genetic Support Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide up-to-date and objective information about genetics and health and to expand access to genetic counseling services. For more information see www.geneticsupportfoundation.org
This event is being co-sponsored by Living Journeys, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, emotional support and enrichment programs to Gunnison Valley residents affected by cancer.
When: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1st, 2016
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