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Doctor insights on: What Is Willie Lynch Syndrome

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What is lynch syndrome?

What is 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

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What percentage of the population has lynch syndrome?

What percentage of the population has lynch syndrome?

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

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Can cannabinoids be used for lynch syndrome?

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

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What to do if I'm awaiting confirmation from genetics as to whether I have lynch syndrome?

Be patient?: 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

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Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.

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

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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, 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

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Why would i have fuzzy white stools? My family has lynch syndrome, would this be part of that?

Why would i have fuzzy white stools? My family has lynch syndrome, would this be part of that?

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

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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

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

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History of lynch syndrome. Sisters endometrial biopsy said limited tissue available, but benign. Should it be redone to rule out cancer if symptomatic?

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