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What percentage of the population has lynch syndrome?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe answered

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1/500 to 1/1000: Lynch syndrome is an inherited disorder that causes an increased risk for colorectal cancer, stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, upper urinary tract, brain, & skin. Women have high risk for ovarian & uterine cancer. In the usa there are 140, 000 new cases of colorectal cancer yearly; approximately 5 % of these cancers are caused by lynch syndrome.Cancer also happens at a younger age.

Answered 12/19/2019

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