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During the month of October it’s hard to watch a television show or go shopping around town without seeing the pink ribbon that is the International symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness. Texas Oncology’s Dr. Beth Hellerstedt spoke at the Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar on Oct. 16th and spoke to the importance of genetic testing in breast cancer prevention. Mutations in genes associated with hereditary cancer dramatically increase the risk for cancer development and there are specific medical management options to test for these mutations. Most insurers provide coverage for genetic testing as well. Along with regular exams and self-examination, this is another option to consider to combat breast cancer.

On Thursday, Oct. 25th Tarie Beldin will host a cooking class regarding the the myths of cooking and cancer. It’s often so hard to know what to believe when it comes to nutrition and preventing cancer. Tarie will try and dissect some of those myths. You can still register by calling 512-478-3627. We hope to see you there!

Holly Krivokapich
Health and Wellness Coordinator
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

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