Mapping family history can lead more at-risk patients to timely screening

Most doctors and nurses review a patient’s family history to identify risk factors for heart disease and cancer, often through a paper checklist or brief interview. But more deliberate efforts to map a patient’s family tree could identify additional risks and drive patients to timely screenings for illnesses that may unknowingly affect them, according to a new study. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)