Lynch syndrome

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Lynch syndrome

A rare inherited cancer-predisposing syndrome characterized by predisposition to a wide variety of cancers including neoplasms of the digestive tract urinary tract kidney endometrium ovary brain and prostate as well as sebaceous skin tumors depending on the gene involved. Tumors may occur at any age but often arise in young people. Factors influencing individual tumor risk include sex age affected gene and personal history of cancer.

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Advocacy Organizations

My Faulty Gene

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.

My Little Sunshine Foundation

My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.


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