Florida Hospital encourages women to 'Know Your Genes'

5:47 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL -- More and more families are taking a genetic test to learn about their cancer risk. While the testing has been available for years, Actress Angelina Jolie's revelation earlier this year that she got tested has helped to get the word out, you can be proactive and learn about your genetic risk.

Shelby Coriaty is a breast cancer survivor who is a strong advocate for knowing your family history and cancer risk. For Shelby, her mission is personal because her family members carry the BRCA gene.

Next week, Florida Hospital is hosting Know Your Genes, an event to educate women about the role heredity plays in overall wellness, disease prevention and how to minimize risks. Bring your family and your girlfriends to the free event on Wednesday the 28th at 6pm. 

10 News Photojournalist Angela Clooney is one of the cancer survivors taking part in a fashion show at Florida Hospital's Wallace Conference Center. You do have to register in advance. Click here for the details.

Click here to learn more about a Bay area researcher's study on genetic testing.

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