Longmont Rotary Club
September 8, 2020
Longmont Rotary
Service Above Self
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Longmont, CO 80501
United States of America
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Madeline Miller Speaks About Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Counseling
Madeline Miller is a Genetic Counselor at Avista Adventist Hospital, which is part of the Centura Health System. She helps people to understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial ramifications of cancer. Her introductory process involves gathering family history, conducting a risk assessment and discussing screening options.
Cancer is the uncontrolled cell growth and is a disease of the genes. Five to ten percent of cancers are hereditary. There are three types of cancer: familial, sporadic and hereditary. Familial cancer is diagnosed when multiple generations are diagnosed, is found at an early onset (<50 years of age), can involve multiple primary cancers and presents precancerous lesions.
Twelve out of 100 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. This can be hereditary and 30 to 85% of future generations within a family will develop breast cancer. There is a 50% chance that the disease will be passed to the next generation.
People can help to avoid cancer by: eating a healthy diet, limiting consumption of red meat, limiting or avoiding alcohol consumption, exercising and avoiding tobacco products. Ms. Miller debunked five myths about cancer: genetic mutations skip generations; only your mother's history matters; if you do not have a family history, you are not at risk; you will lose your health insurance if you test positive and you at a high risk and there is nothing you can do about it.
Weekly Announcements
  • Rose Crispin thanked everyone who attended the Rotary gathering at Outworld Brewing. Approximately 39 members and guests attended!
Club Birthdays and Anniversaries
Darrell Beck - September 1
Connie Lehman - September 1
Scott Dunn - September 2
Fred Williams - September 2
Brian Coats - September 4
John Mees - September 5
Ryan Mason - September 7
Julie Nash - September 9
Carly Mayer - September 10
Randy Ahlberg - September 12
Don Wood - September 21
Tracey Bernett - September 27
Vince Shyrack - September 28
Lee Lawson - September 30
Ralph Josephsohn - September 1 - 49 years
Rita Liu - September 2 - 6 years
Fred Coats - September 5 - 42 years
Tracey Bernett - September 16 - 12 years
P.K. Bonde - September 24 - 35 years
Charlotte Tyson - September 25 - 13 years
Wein Pin Yeh - September 26 - 3 years
Message from our Club President 

Hello Everyone,


The Rotary theme for 2020-21 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.. A key goal for the upcoming Rotary year will be how do we maintain and continue all that the club has built over the last 100+ years?  What do we need to do to maintain the club as a cohesive unit?  How do we continue to support our community through local grants and projects?  How do we continue to support Rotary International, the Foundation, and Polio plus?  Also, how do we prepare for the day when programs like RYLA are able to resume?  

A friend of mine is a multiple time cancer survivor.  He always says that tough times mean that better ones are in the future.  With that in mind, my focus will be on how we maintain what we have today, and how we prepare to transition to the other side of our current paradigm.  Longmont Rotary has a great tradition and a great group of people.  Like everything else these days, things will be a little more difficult than usual, but we can and will succeed.




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