Lynch syndrome


Are there other names for Lynch syndrome?

Lynch syndrome is formally known as Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) syndrome. Lynch syndrome was named after Dr. Henry Lynch who first identified this condition.

Muir-Torre syndrome is a form of Lynch syndrome. People with this condition typically have sebaceous neoplasms or small growths on the skin in addition to a personal and/or family history of Lynch syndrome-related cancers.

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