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How genetics affect incidence of cancer

Banner Good Samaritan’s Cancer Support Group offers support for patients, families and community members dealing with all types of cancers. The next meeting is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the Sandstone North Conference Room at Banner Good Samaritan, 1111 E. McDowell Road.

Guest speaker is April O’Connor, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC), and Genetic Program director at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. O’Connor will talk about the relationship between genetics and cancers and provide tools to access family and personal health history for a possible increased risk for hereditary cancer syndromes.

Guests can park in the visitor’s parking structure outside of the main lobby, or use the hospital’s free valet service. Dinner will be provided.

RSVP to Terry Ratner, RN, MFA, at 602-839-4970 or 602-527-3776.

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