This fact sheet describes the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and related link to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Learn what to do if a person tests positive for one of these alterations, and the consequences of genetic testing.
Review Date: June 01, 2015
NIH National Cancer Institute
Family health history is the story of diseases that run in your family. Learn why family health history is important, how to collect it, and what types of conditions run in the family.
Review Date: January 05, 2015
If you have a mother, father, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, you are at risk for developing the disease. Talking about your family health history is the first step to preventing type 2 diabetes.
Review Date: January 25, 2013
National Diabetes Education Program
Your family history holds key information about your past and clues to your future health. Learn how to collect and record your family’s health history and what to do after you have completed your family tree.
Review Date: July 14, 2014
National Society of Genetic Counselors