Lynch Syndrome

AGA guidelines recommend testing for Lynch syndrome in all patients with colorectal cancer

AGA guidelines recommend testing for Lynch syndrome in all patients with colorectal cancer

A newly published AGA guideline for colorectal cancer (CRC) recommends all patients with a new diagnosis of CRC undergo testing for Lynch syndrome.

Aspirin reverses obesity cancer risk

Aspirin reverses obesity cancer risk

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A regular regimen of aspirin can reduce additional cancer risk for obese individuals, according to study data.

Link between Lynch syndrome, hormonal influences, and risk of endometrial cancer

Link between Lynch syndrome, hormonal influences, and risk of endometrial cancer

Researchers have found an association between the risk of endometrial cancer and the age of first menstrual cycle, having given birth, and hormonal contraceptive use for women with Lynch syndrome.

Screening for Lynch syndrome improves health outcomes at an acceptable cost

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Screening families of patients with colorectal cancer for a genetic condition would reduce their risk of developing related cancers, new research has determined.

Genetic tumor testing recommended for colorectal cancer patients

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Of the 143,000 patients with colorectal cancer diagnoses annually in the United States, up to 25% have a familial risk of colorectal cancer. A new guideline from the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer recommends genetic testing of tumors for all newly diagnosed cases of colorectal cancer.

Evidence warrants screening patients with endometrial cancer for Lynch syndrome

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Scientific evidence is mounting that warrants screening all patients with endometrial cancer for Lynch syndrome.

Prostate cancer risk increased in men with Lynch syndrome

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Men with an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome face a higher lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer and appear to develop the disease at an earlier age, according to a new study.

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