I Have Lynch Syndrome

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Acta Medica International,2015,2,2,196-198.
Published:July 2015
Type:Letter to the Editor

I Have Lynch Syndrome

Waheeda Nargis



Acta Medica International Four years ago I was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome; an autosomal dominant inherited disorder of cancer susceptibility caused by germline mutations in the DNA mismatch repair genes. This mutation has substantially increased risks of early onset cancers of the colon and rectum, stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder ducts, upper urinary tract, brain, skin, and if you are male, the prostate. Women with Lynch syndrome are also at risk of developing cancer of the endometrium, ovaries and breasts.


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