What health risks can your family tree reveal?
Did you know that five to 10 percent of cancers are due to genetic factors that are passed from generation to generation? Some of these cancers include: breast, colorectal, and other gynecological cancers. If your personal or family medical history includes these cancers, you could be at an increased risk. If you find that you are at increased risk there is something you can do.
The Fox Chase Virtua Health (FCVH) Cancer Genetics Program staff can help you identify what you can do to help prevent cancer from occurring or recommend aggressive screening to detect cancer early.
This free workshop will get you on the path to finding out potentially life-saving information that can be passed from generation to generation.
7 to 9 pm
Virtua Memorial Hospital, 175 Madison Avenue, Mount Holly, NJ
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org