What is Lynch Syndrome?

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  1. bankscottage profile image97
    bankscottageposted 6 years ago

    What is Lynch Syndrome?

    It predisposes you to colon cancer and other cancers.  Do you know anything about it or anyone that has it?

  2. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    I know it is "genetic" and that very close monitoring of individuals with this high risk syndrome is absolutely crucial.  and I also know that for women in particular.....once they have had their children (the sooner the better) that a complete hysterectomy is strongly advised.  This greatly lessens the chances of all the cancers of female organs.  I believe also that it is not a real common syndrome.....but this may have changed in recent years, since it appears "cancer" in general has risen.......unfortunately enough.
    I'm sure you realize that one google will give you scads of info......just be careful which websites you read, in terms of WHO wrote them......If you are concerned....I would gather every last bit of info I could get my hands on........Good luck!

    1. bankscottage profile image97
      bankscottageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  A writer for USAtoday developed colon cancer at a young age and was found to have the syndrome.  He will be writing about it.

  3. Dr Pran Rangan profile image86
    Dr Pran Ranganposted 6 years ago

    Lynch syndrome is a hereditary condition which predisposes the person to develop colon cancer. The person having the syndrome has a higher risk to develop colon cancer at a younger age especially before 50 years as compared to the general population. A family history of endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, renal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer or other cancers may be present.

    The syndrome has an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern i.e. one parent carries a gene for the Lynch syndrome so there are 50% chances that the gene will be passed on to each child. The person who inherits the abnormal gene of Lynch syndrome lacks the ability to correct the genetic mistake. So there is more likelihood that the person will develop the colon cancer.

    The treatment of colon cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy depending upon its stage. Similarly, other cancers associated with the syndrome must also be treated accordingly.

    1. bankscottage profile image97
      bankscottageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the great info Doc.  Your answer is a nice summary of Lynch Syndrome.


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