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Risk of inherited colon cancer targeted

Workshop to focus on family history, testing

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The Huntsman Cancer Institute will host Patterns of Inheritance, Generation to Generation: Colon Cancer Awareness Workshop on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free to the general public, the workshop is for anyone with questions about their family risk of cancer.

Participants will discover how to develop a medical family history, learn prevention and screening options and more about inherited colon cancer conditions. To register, call 801-587-9555.

People with one or more close blood relatives with the disease may be at increased risk. HCI holds a free information session on hereditary cancers the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. A physician and a genetic counselor from the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic at HCI will provide information and answer questions. To register or learn more about it, call 801-585-2579.