My family history is pretty scary. My 1st uncle died from kidney failure, my 2nd uncle died from liver cancer recently. On my dad's side, my grandfather died from diabetes. I wonder how does this affect me, and what are the precautions I have to take to ensure a healthy life. In terms of checkups, what should i be focusing on?
I have been diagnosed with HPV recently, and am at a risk of getting cervical cancer. I will have LEEP done soon. And in terms of gynae-related issues, the doctor told me to closely monitor my pap smears (once/6 months). This I am prepared to do, but just based on my family's history, I am getting paranoid about other issues as well. Please advise! Thank you!
Ok. Dont worry be happy:) Kidney failure can occur to anyone for a number of reasons. Unless there is a family history of Kidney Failure I wouldn't worry about that at all. Does High Blood Pressure run in family, that can cause kidney failure; also being black has greater chance too. Having type 1 diabetes is hereditary and that can cause kidney failure. Type 2 diabetes can also, but it is not hereditary. That is more related the foods we eat, how much we eat and how our body processes insulin. Cervical cancer with a positive HPv is a possibility, not a certainty, a POSSIBILITY. I do not know what LEEP is, so ask your GYN doctor to explain to you the "cancer" terrors you have and tell the dr to honest with you.
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