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Improving diagnosis of Lynch syndrome could help catch bowel cancer early

To coincide with bowel cancer awareness month, the newly merged charity Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer warns that while people with the genetic condition called Lynch syndrome have 80% risk of bowel cancer many hospitals are not following national guidelines on testing
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To coincide with bowel cancer awareness month, the newly merged charity Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer warns that while people with the genetic condition called Lynch syndrome have 80% risk of bowel cancer many hospitals are not following national guidelines on testing

Cancer nurses are being urged to improve awareness and diagnosis of a genetic condition that sharply increases the risk of bowel and a number of other cancers.

People with Lynch syndrome have a lifetime bowel cancer risk of 80%, and higher risks of a number of other cancers, particularly of the womb, ovaries, stomach, and pancreas.

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Lifetime risk of developing bowel cancer for people with Lynch syndrome

(Source: Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer)

The newly merged charity Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer is warning that this

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