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Lynch Syndrome Explained by a Genetic Counselor

By ryandahlhauser ‐ September 7, 2023

Around 1/300 adults carry a genetic change that constitutes Lynch syndrome, and it accounts for about 3% of all colon cancer. It can also manifest in other organs besides colon, like uterine, pancreatic, stomach, and more. Thankfully, there are many surveillance methods that can be taken to help catch cancer before it has progressed for those with Lynch syndrome. This 11 minute video by a genetic counselor goes into the details of Lynch, types of cancer, genetics, surveillance recommendations, ways to reduce risk, and what this change may mean for your children.


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