Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Cancer Support Community Presents Family Ties: Why Your Family History and Genetics Matter Lecture


Lakewood, N.J. (September 23, 2015) – Family members don't only share environments and lifestyles, but genes and behaviors as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, these shared traits may influence an individual's health and their risk of chronic disease. To explore this further, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and Cancer Support Community present "Family Ties: Why Your Family History and Genetics Matter" on Wednesday, September 30 at 1 p.m. in Lakewood.

The lecture, presented by Sherr6y Grumet, MA, MS, LGC, Oncology Genetic Counselor at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, will explore characteristics of hereditary cancers and other diseases that can run in the family. It will also further discuss how to collect your family history of cancer and other conditions, as well as the benefits and limitations of genetic testing.

Family Ties will be held at the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus' Auditorium A, located at 600 River Road in Lakewood. Registration is recommended. For more information or to register for the lecture, please call 732-923-6090.

Contact: Elizabeth Brennan

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