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Free BRCA testing, lecture set for Oct. 15

Oct. 2, 2013 |

LONGMEADOW – The Counseling & Gynecology Group will present a free lecture on the topics of: the significance of BRCA testing for cancer gene mutations, bio-identical hormones, menopause and breast thermography. The lecture will take place Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is geared towards women of all ages who may have questions such as: How does my family cancer history affect me and should I be tested for the BRCA gene? What are bio-identical hormones and are they appropriate for me? How can I treat menopause naturally? What is breast thermography and is it really painless? Speakers will include experts on women’s health; Dr. Max Chorowski, board certified gynecologist, and Jenifer Fleming, nurse practitioner. Also speaking will be Laura Kaplan who will share her personal story of the importance of BracAnalysis testing. As a young woman she was nearly dismissed by her doctors because she had no family history of cancer on her mother’s side. Later it was discovered that a third degree relative on her father’s side died of breast cancer at age 32. Kaplan decided to be tested and was found to be BRCA positive. Come and listen to her personal story and what steps she took to reduce her cancer risk. The lecture and open house will be at The Counseling & Gynecology Group, 175 Dwight Road, Suite 103. Catered refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling 567-9355 ext. 0 as space is limited. Learn more about us and the event at www.gyngroup.com. Those who pre-register will be given a free bone density screening.

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