How common is Lynch syndrome?
Lynch syndrome is the most common cause of hereditary colorectal cancer. More specifically, Lynch syndrome accounts for 2-4% of all colorectal cancers. Less than 1% of the general population (1 in 440 people) has a genetic change, or mutation, in a gene associated with Lynch syndrome.
SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/lynch-syndrome-i/overview/2187 • DATE UPDATED: 2020-01-09
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