Lynch Syndrome

Key Points

  •  Lynch syndrome is a rare, inherited condition that increases your risk of developing bowel cancer and sometimes other cancers. 
  • Lynch Syndrome accounts for about 3% of all bowel cancer.  
  • Regular bowel screening by colonoscopy can prevent bowel cancers developing.  
  • Bowel Screening usually starts from the age of 25 years and is performed on a yearly basis.  
  • People with Lynch Syndrome are also at increased risk of developing certain other cancers such as uterine (womb), urinary tract, ovary and small bowel.  
  • Women should consider screening of the uterus and ovaries from the age of 30-35 years.  
  • Genetic testing is available for families with this syndrome.  
  • When you have Lynch Syndrome, each of your children have a 1 in 2 (50%) chance of inheriting it.

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