Learn Your Family’s Medical History During The Holidays


It’s that time of year again! We want to remind you that during all of these family holiday gatherings it is a great time to talk to your family members about your family’s medical history.  Knowing this information about your family is very important for making informed decisions about your own healthcare.  It is important to learn the family medical history on both your mother’s and father’s sides of the family. Many times you will be surprised about what you didn’t know once you start asking questions.  Make sure to write all of the information down and update the information annually with any changes that occur throughout the year. This family history sheet will be useful information to share with your health care provider during your annual visit.

You can also take the Hereditary Cancer Quiz using all of the information you gathered to help you learn more about your risk. Print off your results and share them with your health care provider along with your family’s medical history!

Take the quiz now at: www.hereditarycancerquiz.com

Happy Holidays from Myriad!

—Becky Graham
Associate Product Manager, Preventive Care