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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lynch Syndrome Explainer: A Common Cancer Risk Few Have Heard Of



Lynch Syndrome Explainer

 For a time, Lynch syndrome was called hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer. That was an unfortunate misnomer because Lynch syndrome cancers can involve polyps and don’t just involve colon cancers.
Lynch syndrome is most commonly associated with colorectal and endometrial cancers. It also significantly increases the risk of cancer (2012 Risks of Primary Extracolonic Cancers Following Colorectal Cancer in Lynch Syndrome - open access) (of the ovary, stomach, hepatobiliary tract (liver/gallbladder), urinary tract, pancreas, brain, skin, oesophagus and small bowel.

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