With a history of certain cancers and diseases in my family, I very much stress early prevention and transparency with my doctor. However, in order to get early testing one usually requires proof of 2 blood family members who also had said health issues. Because my parents are both immigrants, its very difficult to get in touch with their family members.
My only choice seemed to be genetic testing. One of Google’s founders’ wife started a genetic testing company called 23andme (which google also invests in). Dispite the various privacy concerns, I still signed up and tried it. Check out my experience trying out the kit, share your experiences with me, and follow me through my journey.