In this health video learn how substantial number of lives that can be saved through simple screening and cancer awareness.
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Male Speaker: Time now for a Health for Life minute. Male Speaker: Study show a family history of certain diseases can increase a persons risk for that disease. A man's risk for prostate cancer increases after age 50, but this risk is higher if prostate cancer has been detected in his family before the age of 50. Female Speaker: You're doing a great job. Male Speaker: For women, breast cancer risk is highest after age 60. But women with a strong family history should have regular mammograms before age 40. A family history of heart disease should get potential cardiac patients in to see the doctors for blood checks in their late teens and early twenties. The bottom line of family history of disease means that early screening before any signs or symptoms developed is the best prevention.