Lifestyle, genetic risk and incidence of cancer: a prospective cohort study of 13 cancer types


The recommended lifestyle has beneficial associations with most cancers. In terms of absolute risk, the protective association is greater for higher genetic risk groups for some cancers. These findings have important implications for persons most genetically predisposed to those cancers and for targeted strategies for cancer prevention.

She With Lynch Syndrome

The future is bright for those of us with Lynch syndrome and, most likely, for most of us with a hereditary cancer syndrome.

She and all of the new medical advances for those with Lynch syndrome give me hope for if and when I ever develop cancer.

A Focused Clinical Review of Lynch Syndrome

In summary, LS care has come a long way over the last twenty years. We now understand the individual cancer risk to inform consent, tests to accurately diagnoses LS and ways by which we can reduce cancer risk.

However, more needs to be done to find those who are undiagnosed, develop less invasive cancer surveillance methods and develop new vaccinations and treatments.

National GMSA Transformation Project: Lynch Syndrome

Delivery of a comprehensive service for the detection of Lynch syndrome

Led by the North Thames and South East GMSAs, the NHS GMS National Lynch Syndrome project is working to improve the identification and management of Lynch Syndrome, bridging the gap in testing and diagnosis of Lynch Syndrome and supporting the early detection of cancer and access to personalised care.

The project will initially focus on colorectal and endometrial cancer patients and over time the programme will aim to extend LS screening across relevant tumour types.

HPV vaccine catch-up programme

This month eligible people who are aged 16 and older can register to receive a HPV vaccine. From early 2023, the programme will be open to all eligible people.

Initial vaccination clinics will being on Monday 12th December with additional clinics being added throughout 2023.

Students in their first year of secondary school are offered the HPV vaccine as part of the school vaccination programme.

HPV infection can cause cancer of the:

  • cervix
  • vulva (the area surrounding the opening of the vagina)
  • vagina
  • anus
  • oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth)
  • penis

HPV infection can also cause genital warts in both girls and boys. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the HPV vaccine is extremely safe. If you have questions about the HPV vaccine, talk to a trusted health professional like your GP

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