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13th September 2019 from 9am at Education & Research Centre, SVUH

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Lynch Syndrome Information Morning

"Latest developments in Lynch Syndrome" in conjunction with SVUH 26th Annual International Meeting on “Familial Colorectal Disease”.
 
Less than 5% of those effected are unaware and we estimate that there could be 20,000 in Ireland effected. 

People who inherit a mutation have a high lifetime risk to develop colorectal cancer, and female carriers have an increased risk to develop uterine and ovarian cancers. However, those risks vary greatly depending on the gene involved.  

The cancers found in Lynch syndrome are often early-onset, and can include other cancers, including those of the skin, genitourinary tract, brain and other gastrointestinal tract cancers.