Real Patient Stories

At Myriad, we are dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life of patients through molecular and companion diagnostic tests across a variety of major diseases.

Over the years, countless people have shared their stories about how genetic testing has changed their lives or enabled them to make more informed decisions about their own healthcare, or the care of their loves ones, as a result of genetic testing. Here are just a few of the real patient stories that have inspired us in the work we do:

GeneSight: Helping Patients with Depression

May 15, 2018

Mental Health Month, Depression and GeneSight®   The GeneSight® genetic test has produced exciting news for patients diagnosed with depression.  A landmar...

Andrea's story: Cancer prevention can begin with knowing your family history

October 10, 2017

Shortly after I was born, my father was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and he passed away when he was just 29 years old.  Losing my dad when I was so youn...

How a Simple Test Changed My Prostate Cancer Diagnosis – And My Life

May 5, 2016

Six years ago, my doctor told me I had prostate cancer, and the news literally brought me to my knees. To say that I was scared at that moment is a b...

My Personalized Journey with Ovarian Cancer

May 4, 2015

Looking back, my journey with cancer really began when I was 40, a year after my paternal grandmother passed away. That was about the same time I first ...

The Faces of Prostate Cancer

January 26, 2015

All of us at Myriad – from the executives and researchers, to the sales and customer service representatives – work hard because we know that, behind each a...

Myriad Patient Ambassador Program

Myriad has a strong Patient Ambassador program. The Hereditary Cancer Champions are a coalition of men and women who are dedicated to the mission of increasing awareness of hereditary cancer risk. The role of each ambassador is to share their personal story about testing for a hereditary cancer syndrome. They do so for two reasons:

  • The first is to motivate people with a strong family history to take charge of their health by talking to their healthcare professionals about their personal risk and whether hereditary cancer testing is appropriate for them.
  • The second is to speak with healthcare professionals in order to reinforce the importance of hereditary cancer risk assessment for all of their patients.

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