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Conditions We Treat: Lynch Syndrome
Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer, is a hereditary condition that increases a woman’s chances of developing ovarian, endometrial and colorectal cancer.
Lynch Syndrome: What You Need to Know
- Inherited mutations in certain genes can increase a person’s risk for developing Lynch syndrome.
- People with Lynch syndrome have a higher chance of developing colorectal, endometrial and/or ovarian cancer at a younger age than the general population (before turning 50).
- If you are considering undergoing genetic testing to determine your risk for Lynch syndrome, you should first make an appointment with a genetic counselor.
Why choose Johns Hopkins for management of Lynch syndrome?
Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage Lynch syndrome.
Our Patient Care
We believe in treating the whole patient — body, mind and spirit. “We owe it to our patients to never lose sight of how we can improve upon the care we deliver.” – Amanda Fader, M.D.
As part of your care, we offer a range of fertility preservation services.