If my twin gets a disease, will I also get it?

If your twin develops certain diseases, you may have an increased risk of developing that disease. This risk may be higher if you are identical twins than if you are fraternal twins.

If you would like additional information about how your twin’s health might impact your own health, contact your health care provider or a genetic counselor. Genetic counselors may be located through the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

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