Understanding Lynch Syndrome
December 13, 2022
People with Lynch syndrome have a higher risk of certain types of cancer, including endometrial, colorectal, and ovarian cancers. Heather Hampel, MS, CGC, Associate Director of the Division of Genetics and Genetic Counseling at City of Hope, will discuss genetic testing, hereditary cancer risk, prevention, and the latest updates for Lynch syndrome care.
Key takeaways from webinar viewers:
- Almost 1.2 million people in the United States have Lynch syndrome but most people don’t know they have it.
- Lynch syndrome consists of four different inherited genetic mutations and which one you have impacts your risk of developing several cancers including colon, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.
- Enhanced surveillance options and preventative measures can be effective for individuals with Lynch syndrome.