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Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day: March 22, 2014


Imageby Georgia Hurst, MA (Founder of Ihavelynchsyndrome.com)

Does your family have a history of early onset colon cancer? If so, your family may have Lynch syndrome.  Lynch syndrome may also increase one’s chances of developing cancers of the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, upper urinary tract, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, brain, skin, and if you are a male, the prostate. Women with this syndrome also are at higher risk for developing cancer of the endometrium, ovaries, and breasts. Approximately up to 1,000,000 people in the U.S. have Lynch syndrome and yet only 5% know it. Genetic testing, along with preventative measures, and annual medical screening may help one take steps to minimize risk of illness and death.

Please visit ihavelynchsyndrome.com or Lynchcancers.com for more information.

 

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Service lead for Family History of Bowel Cancer Clinic

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One thought on “Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day: March 22, 2014

  1. Thanks for your informative email. I am a five time survivor and had a calling to bring awareness to the country. My mission is to save lives! Please give me a call and bring me up to date with all your efforts to do the same.

    Thanks Linda S. Mather

    PS I was starting our own non profit but at linking up with LSI. Will be a strong fundraiser. Will be at conference in June. Are you going? Would love to meet you. Am in Columbus Ohio. Working with OSU Genetics Division who is hosting a conference May 3. I have an article in their newsletter. Thanks!

    Sent from my iPad

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    Posted by Linda Mather | March 28, 2014, 8:37 pm

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