Talk looks at cancer, fam­ily his­tory

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

WHAT: Health talk WHEN: Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: North­ern Dutchess Hos­pi­tal cafe­te­ria con­fer­ence room, 6511 Spring­brook Ave., Rhinebeck DE­TAILS: As part of its Well­ness Series, the hos­pi­tal will present a talk ti­tled, “Fam­ily His­tory of Cancer: When Should I Worry?” The talk will be given by Vas­sar Broth­ers Med­i­cal Cen­ter ge­netic coun­selor Jonathan Cly­man. He is an ex­pert on how fam­ily his­tory and cancer are con­nected, and how ge­netic test­ing works. When many cases of cancer oc­cur in one fam­ily, there could be en­vi­ron­men­tal links such as cig­a­rette smok­ing, he said. Other times, the genes peo­ple are born with can con­trib­ute to their risk of de­vel­op­ing cer­tain types of cancer. Re­fresh­ments will be served. Ad­mis­sion is free, although seat­ing is lim­ited. CON­TACT: Call (845) 871-1720, ext. 1, or TTY 1-800-421-1220 or visit healthquest.org/well­ness to reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion.

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