Every human being is unique and genetically different from others. This is reflected in appearance, special talents, and personality, but also in the genetic predisposition to various diseases, such as tumors or cardiovascular diseases. If you know your genetic risk factors, you can actively contribute to preventing or delaying the onset of a disease or to alleviating its symptoms.
Genetic risk factors play an important role in many common diseases, including tumor and cardiovascular diseases. However, a genetic predisposition to a certain disease does not necessarily mean that the disease will develop. Other influential environmental factors – such as lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise – can also influence whether or not a genetic disease will manifest. Intensive early detection programs allow appropriate therapies to be initiated in a timely manner. Early identification of genetic risk factors and timely intervention can prevent or delay the onset or progression of a disease.