Lynch syndrome

February 1, 2023

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Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), is an inherited genetic condition that increases the risk of developing various types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, and other cancers of the digestive system. People with Lynch syndrome have a higher risk of developing these cancers compared to the general population, and often develop them at a younger age. Lynch syndrome is caused by mutations in genes that help repair DNA errors, such as MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, and EPCAM. The diagnosis of Lynch syndrome is usually made through genetic testing, medical history, and a physical exam. Management may include increased cancer surveillance, risk-reducing strategies, and prophylactic surgeries. Genetic counseling is also recommended for individuals with Lynch syndrome and their families. Early diagnosis and management are important to prevent or minimize the effects of Lynch syndrome.

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