The health and wellness of you and your family is always on your mind. You may even worry about what health risks lie ahead, especially if you’ve had family members diagnosed with a condition like heart disease or breast cancer. With genetic testing more readily available, you don’t have to rely solely on family history to gain insights on potential health risks. Additionally, some genetic tests, such as AncestryHealth®, offer genetic counseling to help users dig deeper into risk factors and provide guidance.
Marjan Champine, a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor at AncestryHealth®, looks forward to genetics becoming a staple of personal care. “My goal has always been to increase access,” Champine said, “not only to genetic testing but also to genetic counselors.” That’s because Champine, like many other professionals, believes in the power of genetics in preventative care. By knowing the health risks you may face in the future, you can take proactive measures to do something about it today.