a lynch syndrome hereditary cancer advocacy organization
Lynch syndrome is a genetic condition that increases a person's risk for certain cancers. It is the most common inherited cause of colorectal and endometrial cancers. Many individuals with a Lynch mutation develop related cancers at very early ages, much younger than the general population. Screening should begin earlier for patients with a known Lynch mutation.
To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome and associated cancers through research, education and screening.
chance of inheriting a Lynch mutation from a parent
1 in 279
individuals are lynch+
of them do not know it
knowing your family history is the first step