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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

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  • 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.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins for management of Lynch syndrome?

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Our Treatments

The Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is a leader in minimally invasive risk-reduction surgery and chemoprevention therapies. Our patients have faster recovery times and better overall outcomes. 

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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.