5 questions to ask your family

Today, research commissioned by ANCON Medical has been featured across multiple national newspapers to discuss the importance of understanding a family history of cancer and its role in early diagnosis.

Read the full article here:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/five-questions-you-must-ask-20862957

A new study by medtech firm ANCON Medical has found many of us have no idea whether or not we have a family history of cancer while the British Heart Foundation says a family history of heart disease is a key risk factor.

A huge 3.5 million Brits are affected by genetic and rare diseases, with millions more at increased risk of serious illness.

However, a new study by medtech firm ANCON Medical has found that 29% of us have no idea whether or not we have a family history of cancer, 21% know nothing about our parents’ medical history – and 57% know nothing about the medical history of our grandparents.

So why is that knowlege so important? According to the British Heart Foundation, a family history of heart disease is a key risk factor when it comes to developing the UK’s biggest killer.

Read the full article here:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/five-questions-you-must-ask-20862957

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