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Our genes play an important role in our overall health. Many of the most common diseases - including heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer - have a genetic component. There are also many kinds of childhood diseases and birth defects that can be passed from parent to child through our genes.

The Oregon Genetics Program works to promote the health, well-being and quality of life of Oregonians using up-to-date knowledge of genomics through public health surveillance, policy development and education.

By studying the relationship between our genes, the혻environment, and our behaviors, researchers and practitioners can learn why some people get sick, while others do not. Better understanding of genetic and family history information can help혻identify and evaluate screening and other interventions that can improve health and prevent disease.

Do you know your family health history?

Keeping혻a family health history혻and sharing this information with your혻doctor and혻other family members can help you be proactive about your health.

Hereditary breast혻and ovarian cancer

Get breast and cervical cancer information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including screening tools for women and clinicians and혻learn about the importance of family health history for breast and cervical cancer.?뗢€뗢€뗢€뗢€뗢€뗢€뗢€뗢€?/p>