Cancer in their genes
Panel members for the cable broadcast on colon cancer included Drs. Tom Amatruda and Noralane Lindor; host Judy Skeie-Voss; Anna Leininger and Keith Warner.
- Watch online
The 30-minute program on colon cancer and Lynch syndrome can be viewed at www.onlocationtv.org. Click TV19 On Location to link to the video.
- Minnesota’s governor is joining 26 other states to proclaim March 22 as Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day.
A few facts from the official document:
• Lynch syndrome is the most common cause of hereditary colon cancer.
• Those with Lynch syndrome have a greater lifetime risk of colon cancer; as high as 80 percent. The cancer is often diagnosed at a younger age than the general population.
• About 2,500 colon cancer cases occur in Minnesota every year; of which 2 to 4 percent have Lynch syndrome.
• Those with Lynch syndrome are also predisposed to ovarian, uterine, stomach, pancreas, brain and kidney cancer.
• Biological family members of an individual with Lynch syndrome are at significant risk for inheriting the condition.
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:14 pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:14 pm.