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  • A beginner's guide to Lynch syndrome

    Lynch syndrome, formerly known as hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), is an inherited cancer syndrome that increases the risk of several cancers but especially colorectal cancer. 

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  • Expectations of Genetic Test Results

    The Eiira Genetic profile shows results from genetic tests if you are at higher risk for hereditary cancer. We also assess this risk based on your genetic variation and your family history, if any. If we find any prominent risk for certain cancers, we help you with steps to manage those risks.

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  • Understanding BRCA Genes and Breast Cancer Risk

    Breast cancer remains a prevalent concern for many individuals, and understanding the role of genetics, particularly the BRCA genes, is critical in assessing one's risk. In this article, we delve into various aspects of the BRCA genes and their association with breast cancer.

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  • To inform relatives about hereditary cancer

    The answer to that question is yes. This is because it is not permitted by law for healthcare, or Eiira Genetics for that matter, to inform your relatives that they too may be carriers.

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  • Genetic risk factors for prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer occurs when unusual cells form and grow in the prostate gland. However, not all abnormal growths, known as tumors, are cancerous (malignant). On the contrary, some tumors are not cancerous (benign).

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  • What are the benefits and risks of taking a DNA test?

    As there are different types or purposes of a DNA test, there are also different answers to this question. You may be involved in a research study, want to know if you are the biological father of a child, want to research your family history, or want to know if you have an increased risk of disease or...

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  • Understanding Thyroid Cancer: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

    Thyroid cancer starts in the thyroid cells, a butterfly-shaped organ located at the neck, just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate various body functions, including metabolism.

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  • What is the difference between monogenic and polygenic inheritance?

    In monogenic inheritance, only a mutation in one copy of a single gene is needed for a person to develop a disease or condition. These mutations are rare in the population and each individual mutation is only found in about a handful of individuals worldwide.

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  • Secure and Private Genetic Testing with AI

    Eiira Genetics is a Swedish startup company founded in 2020. Our four AI experts, in addition to genetic experts from Karolinska Institutet, are the people behind Eiira. The most important thing for Eiira is to strive to make genetic testing accessible to everyone. Our main goal is to help people take control of their health by preventing hereditary diseases and...

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  • BRCA gene mutations and the role of BRCA gene testing in hereditary cancers

    BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are known as tumor suppressor genes, responsible for repairing damaged DNA and preventing the formation of cancer cells. However, mutations in these genes can increase the risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate, and other cancers.

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  • Eiiras test profile for cancer risk assessment - An overview

    Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and many cancers have a hereditary component. Hereditary cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of developing certain cancers. Currently, Eiira's genetic testing profile for hereditary cancer risk covers 10 of the most common hereditary cancers in Sweden. Let's take a closer look at each of the...

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  • How likely is it to get a free genetic test in a hospital?

    When it comes to understanding your risk for hereditary cancers, time is of the essence. In Sweden, many individuals assume that they can access free genetic tests through the public healthcare system, but the reality is quite different.

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