It is important for you to know your family’s health history. It is one of the tools your doctor can use to keep you and your family healthy. Knowing your family’s health history can help them find out if a disease runs in your family, so they can watch for signs or test you or your family members before it becomes a problem, and also start treatment earlier.
Talking about your family’s health history can be feel uncomfortable to some people, but don’t worry. We have information that can help you each step of the way.