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Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 31 89 5 | about 2 years ago

Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

You’re in the doctor’s office filling out paperwork. There are questions to answer about your health, but also about the health of your parents, grandparents and siblings. You scratch your head, panic a little, then leave lots of blank spaces, hoping the information won’t be relevant to today’s visit.
Regrettably those spaces–that missing information–may matter a lot.
According to the Surgeon General’s Family Health History Initiative, only a third of people in the US have tried to gather their family health history. Yet, in the case of cancer, your health history or heredity, can carry some weight.

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