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The Role of Family Medical History in Your Health

The U.S. SUrgeon general’S Family hiSTory iniTiaTive

Before You Start

Gathering What You Need To Create Your Own Family Health Portrait

Knowing your family’s health history can save your life and the lives of those you love. Tracing the illnesses suffered by your parents, grandparents and other relatives can help your doctor predict the disorders to which you […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments

Knowing your family health history can be life-saving.

Knowing your family health history can be life-saving. Gather it this Thanksgiving on National Family Health History Day.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us are starting to plan menus, exchange favorite recipes, and prepare our homes for visiting relatives. This much-anticipated holiday also happens to be National Family Health History Day, purposefully designed to encourage us […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments

My Personalized Journey with Ovarian Cancer

Looking back, my journey with cancer really began when I was 40, a year after my paternal grandmother passed away. That was about the same time I first started thinking that breast cancer might be hereditary.

My grandmother had a history of breast cancer, so I looked at my husband and said, “Oh my gosh, what […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments

Heidi Believes in the Value of Genetic Testing

I have always felt lucky. My husband and I met in college when I was just 18 and were married shortly after graduation. We have an incredible relationship, a strong marriage and both of us come from loving families. We also have two wonderful daughters, and I enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. We have an […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments

Mary Survived Ovarian Cancer and Knows the Value of Genetic Testing

I never had a chance to meet my paternal grandfather, Eric. He was a handsome truck driver just like my Dad. In 1950, Eric had surgery to remove colon cancer at age 39. The operation went well and he was able to return to work. But the cancer returned eight years later and he lost […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments