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Is Lynch Syndrome in Your Family?

Lynch syndrome is hereditary

Lynch Syndrome is a hereditary disorder, caused by a mutation, in which individuals have a higher chance of developing aggressive cancers, often at young ages. The mutation is inherited through families, often where there have been multiple diagnoses of colorectal or endometrial cancer on the same side.

With no ethnic or gender preference, the syndrome is projected to affect up to 1 million people in the U.S., though only 5% of those people have been diagnosed.

With no cure, genetic testing is the only way for families to identity the risk and take preventative measures, such as frequent exams.

Devin Thompson, The Boston 100

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