Lynch Syndrome Research At Memorial University
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Lynch Syndrome Research Home

The Memorial University Research Team is committed to the development of clinical research projects that help families with Lynch Syndrome improve cancer prevention and quality of life.

Lynch Syndrome
Often called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), is an inherited disorder that increases the risk of many types of cancer, particularly cancers of the colon (large intestine) and rectum, which are collectively referred to as colorectal cancer.

People with Lynch syndrome also have an increased risk of cancers of the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, upper urinary tract, brain, and skin.

Additionally, women with this disorder have a high risk of cancer of the ovaries and lining of the uterus (the endometrium).

People with Lynch syndrome may occasionally have noncancerous (benign) growths (polyps) in the colon, called colon polyps. In individuals with this disorder, colon polyps occur earlier but NOT in greater numbers than they do in the general population.


How you can get involved:
Complete a questionnaire about your own health history. In collecting this type of information we hope to find information about how women with Lynch Syndrome can lower their cancer risks


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