The role of genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome in women diagnosed with endometrial cancer

People with Lynch Syndrome have genetic predisposition to colonic, endometrial and ovarian cancer.

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The first is on the screening of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer for Lynch syndrome, an inherited condition which increases the risk for colonic, endometrial, and ovarian cancer. The study showed that 302 of the 305 women with endometrial cancer who were offered the testing for Lynch Syndrome agreed to it. Genetic testing for the syndrome is now offered routinely to all women diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the UK.