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Upcoming Genetic Testing Series Presentations

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Parkview Health Genetic Counselors Rebecca Nelson, M.S. and Sarah King, M.S. will be presenting a two-part series on cancer and genetic testing in May.

  • May 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – The Genetics of Lady Business: A Discussion of Hereditary

This program will focus on rare hereditary causes of breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1/2).  During this talk we will review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor.  We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history.  And, yes, there will be time to discuss Angelina Jolie-Pitt.

  • May 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Bringing up the Rear: A Discussion of Hereditary Colon Cancer

This final installment of the two part series will focus on rare hereditary causes of colon cancer (Lynch syndrome and FAP).  During this talk we will again review basic genetics, family risk assessment, high risk medical management, genetic testing options, and the role of a genetic counselor.  We will reveal tips and tricks for collecting a family health history specific to colon cancer.   Last “butt” not least, a review of nationwide efforts to start screening all colon tumors for Lynch syndrome will be included.

Both programs are free, open to the public and held in our Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.  Please call 484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for more information or to reserve a seat.

 

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