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Every new colorectal cancer to be tested for Lynch Syndrome -from NICE


Great news, NICE – that’s the organisation that provides clinical guidance to the NHS – has recommended that everyone diagnosed with bowel cancer should be tested for Lynch syndrome. It’s a genetic condition that increases the risk of cancer by up to 80%.
The recommendation will go a long way to addressing the problem of identifying tens of thousands of people who don’t know they have Lynch syndrome and can’t take steps to reduce their risk of cancer.
The campaign’s working but we can’t stop here, urgent improvements are necessary to ensure that all hospitals are testing and that people with Lynch syndrome get the right care.
Can you take two minutes to urge your MP to take action?
1) Just add your postcode here to contact your MP.
2) Then download and use our template letter to write your email.
If you get a response from your MP, please forward it to us at campaigns@bowelcanceruk.org.uk
Thanks for helping to make a difference.
Sam
Campaigns Team
P.s. Our petition to improve services for people with Lynch syndrome is still live in case you know others who’d like to sign – we just passed 2000 signatures.  Click here if you would like to sign up to this petition!

 

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Service lead for Family History of Bowel Cancer Clinic

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