This interactive Guide to Hereditary Cancer Indications for Referral helps clinicians identify patients who would benefit from risk evaluation, genetic counseling and possible genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes.
In 2002, the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) started the Family History Public Health Initiative to increase awareness of family history as an important risk factor for common chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes and to promote programs aimed at reducing the burden of these diseases.
Order these public health genomics resources from the MDHHS Birth Defects Prevention and Newborn Screening programs with additional information on genetic counseling and family history.
Order these great informational MDHHS cancer genomics resources including; family history fact cards, the cancer family history guide and informed consent booklet.
This initiative focuses on the importance of family history and encourages all American families to learn more about their own histories and provides a Family History Portrait Tool to track and share this information among family members.
This fact card from MDHHS promotes the sharing of your health history with your healthcare provider and family to help prevent cancer.
This fact card from MDHHS promotes the sharing of your health history with your healthcare provider and family to help prevent chronic illness.