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Adelphi University to host breast cancer gene support group

Adelphi University in Garden City. (April 14, 2011)

Adelphi University in Garden City. (April 14, 2011) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is offering a support group beginning later this month for men and women who have BRCA gene mutations.

The new support group is for anyone who has done genetic testing and/or tested positive for breast cancer. The mutation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes has been linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer as well as to increased risk of other cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The group will meet for eight weeks on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting on Feb. 25. There is no cost to join the group, which will meet at Adelphi University School of Social Work, 1 South Ave. in Garden City.

Preregistration is required. For information, call Sandi Kafenbaum, counseling coordinator, at 516-877-4314.

The breast cancer program, established in 1980, provides information and support to breast cancer patients, their families and friends. For more information, call the hotline at 800-877-8077 or visit adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer.

Tags: Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program , Garden City

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