LIVING WITH LYNCH SYNDROME
what is lynch syndrome?
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. People with Lynch syndrome have a defect in a gene that helps repair damaged DNA, which can lead to the development of cancerous cells. Many individuals with a Lynch mutation develop related cancers at very early ages, much younger than the general population. People with Lynch syndrome may be advised to undergo regular cancer screening tests starting at a younger age to detect cancer early, when it is most treatable.
To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome and associated cancers through research, education and screening.