Monday, November 18, 2013

Give The Gift of Family Health History

Knowing your family health history in advance could save your life.

As you gather with your family this holiday season, give the gift that is truly most important --- health. Take the time to obtain and document your entire family history, including information about the health conditions (e.g. cancer, heart disease, etc) in your family. Knowing your family health history can help your clinicians offer you the most appropriate medical care and possibly prevent disease. Tools to help collect and organize your family history information are available. Learn more at Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling is not affiliated with this organization.

Additional information about collecting and researching your family history can also be found on our website: