Lynch SyndromeLynch syndrome is a condition that causes cancer to run in families. People with Lynch syndrome have an increased risk for colorectal, endometrial and other cancers. About 1 in 300 people have Lynch syndrome and most are unaware of their risks.
Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that increases the risk for colorectal, endometrial and other cancers, and causes these cancers to run in families. Lynch syndrome is caused by a mutation in one of five related genes, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and EPCAM. A genetic test can help people learn if they have an inherited mutation in a Lynch syndrome gene. If you have been diagnosed with Lynch syndrome or you want to learn more about it, this page has information on cancer risk, screening, prevention and treatment for people with an inherited mutation linked to Lynch syndrome.
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