Lynch Syndrome Support Group to Hold Quarterly Meeting

06/04/19

The support group for people diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome, and their families, will hold its meeting from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  The Lynch support group meets once every quarter in the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute’s Cancer Risk and Survivorship Center, Suite 307.  Catherine Marcum, DPN, APN, AGACNP-BC, AGN-BC, advanced practice nurse with training in clinical cancer genetics through the City of Hope, facilitates the group.  Rhonda Edwards, licensed clinical social worker, will hold an open forum during the meeting.  Chyela Rowe, MA, registered drama therapist, CHI Memorial Arts in Healthcare program coordinator, will be the guest speaker.

Lynch Syndrome is an inherited disorder that increases the risk for colorectal, endometrial, and many other types of cancer.  Those with Lynch Syndrome, and their family, can face a lifetime of screenings and decisions about preventative surgery.  This support group gives those affected by Lynch Syndrome an opportunity to talk with others on a similar journey. 

There is no charge to attend the Lynch Support Group.  To RSVP, or for information on cancer risk counseling, call (423) 495-GENE (4363).

The Rees Skillern Cancer Institute is a full member of the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network.   Members are connected with other institutions across the country committed to performing universal tumor screening (UTS) for everyone with newly diagnosed colorectal and endometrial cancers, and join in collaborative efforts to create and share educational resources, screening protocols and data.


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