Understanding your family health history on both Mom and Dad's sides is one of the most powerful things you can do for your health. For me, knowing my family health history led to genetic testing, which then led to the discovery that I had a BRCA1 gene mutation. While this gene mutation exponentially increases my risk for breast and ovarian cancer, knowing about it has allowed me to be proactive.
Finding out which relatives had cancer, what type and more will help you assess your personal risk for cancer and potentially save your life. But how to start the conversation...
In honor of Mother's Day, Bright Pink asked women around the country to share their laugh out loud, endearing and downright embarrassing texts from mom (and dad!). Because being able to talk about the small things makes it that much easier to talk about the big things.
Ready to have the talk? Here's your guide to everything you need to know about collecting your family health history.
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