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What Is Willie Lynch Syndrome
Tumor risk: Some folks are born with a defective gene for one of the proteins that you need to maintain the rest of your genes. Around 1 person in 200 is affected; most important is frequent colonoscopy, which greatly the changes of colon cancer (which develops very fast in these folks) spreading out of control. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Lynch Syndrome: Lynch syndrome or hnpcc is an inherited condition of colonic instability that carries a high (80%) lifetime risk of developing colon cancer - particularly of the right sided colon. Surgery is often recommended: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hereditary_nonpolyposis_colorectal_cancer. Use of cannabinoids in treating cancer and other pain is controversial, but is no substitute for primary treatments. ...Read more
Lynch syndrome: Not sure what your question is, but hope u get favorable results. ...Read more
And remember a few things: if positive, look at it from the bright side. Knowing you carry a "bad" gene gives you a tactical advantage so that you can take measures to protect yourself. Your family should also test if you are positive.
If negative, you may still be advised to get extra screenings. No test is 100% accurate and there are other syndromes that increase colon cancer risk.
Either.... ...Read more
Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.
Need screening plan: Lynch Syndrome (LS) causes increased risk for a number of cancers including colorectal, uterine, kidney, and others. If a family member has a gene change that causes LS, genetic testing of all family members is needed to determine risk and make a cancer prevention plan. Colonoscopy should be considered by age 20 or 2-5 years earlier than the earliest colon cancer if it is diagnosed before age 25. ...Read more
Lynch syndrome, related to rectal cancer, how likely is it that if someone has this they will get cancer? How many people APPROXIMATELY are fine?
Lynch syndrome: Lynch syndrome is also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer. Individuals with HNPCC have about an 80% lifetime risk for colon cancer. It is a genetically inherited cancer syndrome that has a greater than 50 % chance of being passed from a parent to an affected child. ...Read more
See GI Physician: Lynch syndrome put you at risk of many other associated disorders. White stools are always a concern especially of chronic and may be accompanied by dark urine. This can be caused by a number of syndromes or masses that affect the biliary system. Important to get an evaluation. ...Read more
My first cousin has confirmed lynch syndrome. Mother, aunts, and on dad's side don't have it to my knowledge. Chance of having it based off that? Guess
Need more detail: Your chance is probably under 25% but difficult without more detail. When you discuss your relatives, on which side of the family are they? Your cousin could be a brand new mutation in the family which would mean you have very little risk. However, your cousin's parent could be a carrier which means that your parent has a 50% chance and you would have a 50% chance to inherit. Baysian risk ...Read more
History of lynch syndrome. Sisters endometrial biopsy said limited tissue available, but benign. Should it be redone to rule out cancer if symptomatic?
Lynch syndrome: Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases your risk of colon cancer and other cancers including endometrial cancer in women. If your sister is symptomatic and does have Lynch syndrome a suboptimal biopsy is not sufficient to rule out endometrial pathology. Further workup is warranted. ...Read more
Lynch syndrome is an inherited disease that will cause polyps that will led to camper
Tubular adenoidal is a condition cam happen with or without lynch syndrome ...Read more
My aunt's daughter has lynch syndrome rectal cancer. Hereditary. My mom and other aunt have no real signs of this. Chance of me having? Mom's son?
Asked a lot. No responses. I have one relative with lynch syndrome. Rec cancer. I want gene testing on the mLH1 gene. What is the cost of this test?
Question for path: This test is done by molecular diagnostic companies like Foundation medicine, Caris Dx, pathology departments in moth hospitals. Most MD's may not have an answer to your question. Sorry. ...Read more
I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer? It was biopsied as
Anatomy discreption: An anatomical description no it does not mean cancer, result of biposy is the answer, lynch syn is heriditory nonolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) will not see true polyps vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) where you see true polyps. Good luck for biopsy report. ...Read more
What is the likelyhood of a sudden polyp in gallbladder being cancer after colon cancer in person with lynch syndrome?
What arethe chances of lynch syndrome if no colon ca runs in the family? I had a sessile adenoma at 27 but no fam history of cancer other than 1 had lungca
No chance: Your family history reveals no evidence for lynch syndrome, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or other hereditary cancer syndromes based on the information given. Would run out of space here before able to answer fully. If you want further information please refer to the amsterdam criteria and bethesda guidelines. ...Read more
Can you definitively rule out lynch syndrome in patients tested neg for msi/ihc without germline mutation analysis? If not, what additional indications are required for md to order germline analysis?
Lynch sydrome is caused by a germline mutation in a gene leading to msi. Combined testing for msi, and using ihc to look for genetic abnormalities leading to msi are the best tests to determine if you have lynch syndrome. Further genetic testing could be done in people who test positive for msi or ihc.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/lynch-syndrome/ds00669/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis. ...Read more
What percentage of lynch syndrome patients develop colon polyps by age 60? Not cancer but just polyps
Colon ca, not polyps: Lynch syndrome affects a minority of patients, as it is a rare condition that is often inherited (in about 30% of pts). Of these pts, about 70% will develop colon cancer - most of them by age 60. The risk is high. But the syndrome causes NON-polyp colon cancer, not polyps. It usually requires colon removal (colectomy) to reduce risk. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your gastroenterologist about sym ...Read more
Why does having had endometrial cancer increase risk of colon cancer? I have lynch syndrome but risk would be high anyway?
You have not had: Enough or appropriate genetic counseling with regard to Lynch syndrome 1 or 2, to which you are cecertainly entitled. Find out which laboratory tested you for confirmation, by demanding a copy of your laboratory report, to which you are entitled, which will provide you with the number for the Genetics Counselor at that laboratory. He/she will explain the significance to you and for your relatives. ...Read more
I have lynch syndrome. I am now told to have a hysterectomy. So who should do the surgery.? Gynological oncologist or gynecologist?
Either: Removal of uterus, tube and ovaries is an important risk reducing procedure. It is important that your surgeon is familiar with treating patients with hereditary cancer syndromes because how the surgery is done can effect your long term outcome. Also the pathologist needs to know to evaluate for occult cancer. Be sure your surgeon is familiar with treating pt. With genetic cancer risk. ...Read more
My first degree cousin has LYNCH syndrome at age 28 as well as rectal cancer. What is the blood test called to find if I have this gene?
DNA test: The easiest and fastest way is to determine whether you have the gene is to ask if your cousin will share the results of his DNA testing for Lynch syndrome. The molecular lab will then test for that mutation only, rather than all the different mutations which can cause the disorder. ...Read more
If my great aunt had colon cancer at 66, lived to 95 and my grandmother had pancreatic cancer at 72, does this sound like Lynch syndrome?
No: You've asked before, right? I'm not sure why you're concerned, but I also honor folks' intuition. It's an easy if perhaps slightly pricey genetic test. If you have decided what you'd do different once you have your answer, ask your physician about it. ...Read more
If someone has a recessive gene for lynch syndrome and not the dominant/active one, would that show any symptoms in them like IBS/bowel issues or no?
Lynch Syndrome: Although the genetics are somewhat more complex than this question implies, Lynch syndrome does not cause any functional changes in the digestive tract. Those with Lynch syndrome do not tend to have IBS symptoms anymore than the general population. They certainly have an increased risk of cancer though. If you have it, be sure to get checked out early in life and frequently. Good luck. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a genetic mutation called lynch syndrome. I have never had cancer and am in good heath. Can I still donate bone marrow?
Unlikely: Nmdp has criteria for selection, donors with genetic mutations are excluded, get in touch with nmdp. Org will advises you ...Read more
Mom had bile duct, her brother, pancreatic, my dad and his mom, colon. Are these cancers related to Lynch syndrome? I've never been checked.
Maybe...: Lynch syndrome is a familial syndrome associated with cancers of the GI, Gyn, and GU tracts. But you've described cancers along both the maternal and paternal lines. Depending upon your demographics and the age of your dad's and paternal grandmother's cancers, you may well be a candidate for colonoscopy screening now. ...Read more
My mom had an acoustic neuroma at 35, lobular BC at 54, her mom had pancreatic ca at 71, aunt had colon ca at 65 and uncle has esophageal at 65. Their parents, so my moms grandparents lived well into their 80's without any cancers. Lynch syndrome?
Possible: Good thinking and legitimate to be concerned! I would think you would be a good candidate for testing or heightened awareness ...Read more