Cancer Truth Note: #342
Share your family history.
In order to know your history from cancer truth note: #341 Someone has to be talking about their experience and what they know about those who came before them.
There has been a taboo of sorts around talking about medical diagnosis, especially in the older generations. I know from my own experience that the more we talked about my diagnosis with extended family the more we have learned. Especially from my mom’s cousins. There were things we knew but there is more detail now. More curiosity, as well, about how all the history connects together and where our risks might come from.
If you have been following my cancer truth notes you know I love leaning into curiosity.
The more questions we ask and and the more we talk about it the more normalized talking about these things becomes and the more information the next generation has to best advocate for their own health.
Does your family share these types of things openly or do you need to get curious in asking?
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