Well Doctor Visits
Before your yearly check-up it would be wise to take the time to do the following. We suggest this because most healthcare professionals have a limited time to spend with each patient.
1) Go to YOUR DISEASE RISK TOOL. This will help you decrease your odds of getting certain cancers and other chronic diseases by asking you questions about your health, lifestyle and personal background.
2) Go to KNOW YOUR ROOTS to print and fill in Your Family Medical History Tree (PDF). This will help you determine which cancers and other chronic diseases you may be more at risk for according to your personal family medical history.
By using Your Disease Risk Tool, filling out Your Family Tree and the Your Personal Health Checklist for Him or Her, you can help your doctor or healthcare professional talk to you about prevention, regular checkups and special screening tests you may need.