Monday, March 16, 2015

Family history of prostate cancer raises a woman's risk of breast cancer



Family history of prostate cancer raises a woman's risk of breast cancer

I don't have a family history of prostate cancer, so far as I know, but I thought that this was interesting and certainly a factor that women should be aware of. 

Health history is a part of family history and as a family historian, I have always been interested in the "cause of death" section on death certificates.  Did you know that there are protocols for recording your family's health history?

Here is a pedigree health form.  Write in the cause of death for each family member and take it with you when you go to your doctor for your yearly check up.   For more information, google "family health history" or turn to Cyndislist for direction.

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