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Hereditary cancer

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Cancer can come in many forms, and sometimes it can be inherited. There are genetic cancer programs to help people determine if they are at higher risk than normal. To get people focused on this, Gov. Peter Shumlin declared Friday Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day.

Wendy McKinnon is a certified genetic counselor at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington and the coordinator of the Familial Cancer Program at the Vermont Cancer Center. Watch the video for more.

For further information, visit www.VermontCancer.org or call 802-847-4495.

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