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We want you to get the best healthcare possible. Knowing your family health history will let you and your doctor work together to help reduce your risk for and even prevent disease, manage conditions you have now, and treat any conditions you might get later.

If you are still not convinced, read Tim’s story. His colon cancer diagnosis encouraged his family to seek preventative care. Learn from his experience!

For even more tools and information, the CDC has fact sheets, publications, and other resources on family health history for both you and your healthcare provider. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/genomics/famhistory