a lynch syndrome hereditary cancer advocacy organization

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. 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. 

 

mission

To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch syndrome and associated cancers through research, education and screening.

50%

chance of inheriting a Lynch mutation from a parent

1 in 279

individuals are lynch+

95%

of them do not know it

knowing your family history is the first step

advocacy and resources

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