Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family.
Collect your family health history.
Why it’s important
It’s important to know what diseases run in your family. If your family members have some chronic diseases, you may be more likely to develop the disease. Start collecting this family health information to share with your care provider. Your care provider can help you determine which screening tests you need and when.
Genetic counselors inform and advise individuals and families on their risk of inheriting certain diseases and the treatment options available.