Knowing your family history can be the best healthcare decision you make for you and your family.
Family history is the most simple and effective way to determine your disease risk.
Your health is influenced not only by your environment and lifestyle, but also by your genes. Family health history is critical and can reveal whether you’re at an increased risk for developing certain diseases, such as:
- Cancers – breast, ovarian, colon, pancreatic, prostate, melanoma, thyroid, lung and others
- Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol
- Autoimmune diseases, arthritis, asthma
- Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Depression and mental illnesses
- …and many others
For example, the risk of breast cancer increases dramatically with the number of diagnosed 1st degree relatives. The same trend is true for ovarian cancer.
Family history is key to preventive healthcare.
Knowing which diseases run in your family will help you in taking proactive health measures to prevent the occurrence of the disease. Lifestyle changes, additional screenings, and genetic testing can be performed to minimize risks and catch health problems early, reducing your overall healthcare costs and more importantly, improving outcomes and saving lives.
The free FamGenix app easily guides you in tracking your family health history.
FamGenix guides you in adding your family members and tracking important health history data points needed to evaluate your risks for hereditary disease.
You can record disease history for you and all your family members – parents, grandparents, spouses, children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and even cousins and nephews/nieces. You can easily update data or add family members at any time.
Share data with family members.
Sometimes, you need help with filling out health data on your family members. FamGenix allows you to easily invite other family members to fill out their own family history data. Each time you invite a family member and they accept, a new account is created for that member.
Sharing settings keep you in charge of your data and with whom you wish to share.
Assess your risk for hereditary disease.
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Once you’ve completed your family health history, the app will display your level of risk for hereditary cancer. This risk is based on whether you meet established clinical guidelines for additional genetic testing. You can then discuss this with your healthcare provider or genetic counselor and resources are available to you to learn more.