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ORANGE : Center Offers Data on Breast Cancer

Women worried about developing breast cancer can get information about the risk they face through a new program at the St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Center.

The center in Orange recently became affiliated with New York City’s Strang Cancer Prevention Center and now maintains a registry of 1,500 women whose family histories show them at risk for breast cancer.

After a family history questionnaire is evaluated, women receive a risk assessment for breast cancer, recommendations for physical exams and mammograms plus a computer-generated family tree showing the family’s cancer history.

The registry, one of nine cancer registries around the nation, provides a national resource for breast cancer prevention, protection and research. For information and to receive a family history questionnaire, contact the St. Joseph Hospital Regional Cancer Center.

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