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What to do with the information you collect

The Surgeon General's Family History Initiative provides a form you can use to gather your family medical information and an online tool that will generate a your family health portrait.

Your physician or a genetic counselor will be able to interpret the data in your family tree and determine whether genetic tests are warranted.

Keep any notes you made during your investigations. They can help you answer any additional questions your healthcare provider might ask upon reviewing your family tree.