What brought you to Eiira?
My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her 40s. Another relative on my father's side was also diagnosed with cancer. I was afraid that these diseases could be hereditary. Therefore, I have always been very conscious of my health and lifestyle - I exercised and ate well. As I approached 40, I became worried about my chances of getting cancer as well.
I thought the best way to deal with this concern was to find out what my genetic risks were. First I turned to the public health system, I submitted a self-referral, two months later I still hadn't received a response. I didn't know how long I would have to wait or what would happen next. I also didn't know if I was eligible for genetic testing or not. This uncertainty made me even more impatient and frustrated.
I heard about Eiira Genetics' services and immediately decided to give them a try. I chose the Eiira Classic profile because I was mainly concerned about inheriting the risk of cancer. It is good that they have a detailed explanation of the level of risk and then take steps to control the risks.
What was your experience with Eiira?
"I was worried about my cancer risk, but now I can breathe and live again!"
The process itself was very simple. I got a test kit, spit in the test tube and sent it back. I also shared my family tree and medical history as best I could, which was easy. After about eight weeks, I received my profile report.
After reading the report, I was relieved. The genetic test showed that I had not inherited any of the genetic mutations I was worried about. The report clearly explained that I do not have a significantly increased risk of cancer. The report recommended some lifestyle recommendations to reduce cancer risk. I was able to add these to my routine.
After taking the genetic test and receiving the risk profile, I can receive updates on new findings in cancer research. This information gives me peace of mind. I feel I can exhale and live again!