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Personal Screening is an important topic to talk about. These are the tests that we generally don’t think to do that often but play an important part in our lives and how we live them and can even decide what our future holds. Everything from cancer screening kits to DNA testing kits are making their way in to our homes and providing us with more readily available answers and choices. Making personal decisions about life and our health can be very difficult at times.

The old saying that you only have one body to live in is true and yet we get so caught up in our everyday lives that sometimes it is the one thing that we forget to look after. You might have a niggling pain or headaches starting from nowhere and keep putting off seeing a doctor and finding out what is wrong. You may have been reading endless symptoms on the internet and have come up with five different diseases you may have. Or you have a long lost family member who has the answers to your medical problems.

There are genetic diseases that are passed through family generations

The beauty of having personal health home screening test kits is that you can order one straight to your door and make time at home to test for ailments that normally you wouldn’t have time to think about or are thinking way too much about! Sometimes it can just be for peace of mind or you might have an important family health problem that needs to be talked about that gets brushed under the carpet. Home testing makes changing this situation much easier. You can do this privately or you can include the whole family in the process. Having advanced cancer tests and genome tests available on our doorstep is such an incredible privilege in today’s world. These tests have been developed by top scientists and researchers and are making it easier for us to take responsibility for and have a say in our own health.

Cancer has hit the top of the disease list when it comes to people being affected. However a lot of cancers have brilliant treatments which can work better the earlier the cancer is diagnosed. These home test kits are extremely important as they literally save lives and thousands of people living today can attest to that. It’s not just about the availability of having a test that you would initially have to see a doctor for, it’s about the ease in which the tests can be used and the rate in which we receive the results. Measuring cancer antigens in the body was once a process only for the clinics to provide and can mean being on long waiting lists just to get the first appointment. DNA testing was something done by a genetic counsellor or only seen in the movies! Look where we are now.

Personal Screening Tests at Home:-

There are genetic diseases that are passed through family generations which may not be known about and you could be a carrier and not know. You may have an ancestral line that needs to be discovered for you to feel complete. How incredible that now you can test yourself and find these things out. A DNA test or personal screening prostate test is simple to do in the privacy of your home. Of course these tests do not replace a health professionals’ consultation or medical treatment thereafter but they are the catalyst to do something about your health, gather important information and perhaps save your life. You never know.

Personal Screening

Personal screening is when you want to investigate further in to your DNA or if you believe you may have a serious disease like cancer. In this section we talk about home tests for various DNA and cancer related illnesses or simply genetic interests. There are a number of products on the market now to look further in to your body’s workings and to check for markers of disease. Here are some resources and links to give you more information along with support.

American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/

Learn how to lessen your risk of cancer: Public Health www.publichealth.org

About genealogical DNA: Wikipedia www.en.wikipedia.org

Information for Parents on U.S. Citizenship and DNA Testing: U.S. Department of State www.travel.state.gov