Talk looks at cancer, family history
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.