Now is the time to find out. Ask about the health history of your grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and the rest. You can share this information with your health care team.
Knowing your family’s health history can help your health care team provide better care for you. It helps them know which medical tests to suggest for detecting early warning signs of certain diseases. Early testing helps because doctors can try to prevent a disease or treat it as soon as possible.