Lynch syndrome

Treatment

Is there a treatment for Lynch syndrome?

There is no treatment that can cure Lynch syndrome. However, there are options available to reduce the risk of developing cancer. These options include:

  • Increased cancer screening
  • Risk-reducing surgery
  • Medications
  • Life-style changes

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has management guidelines for people with Lynch syndrome. These guidelines are updated frequently, so please review the current recommendations by visiting the National Comprehensive Cancer Network website. Management recommendations vary by age. Talking with a healthcare provider with expertise in Lynch syndrome can help someone determine the best medical management and risk-reduction options for their situation.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/lynch-syndrome-i/treatment/2201 • DATE UPDATED: 2020-01-09

References

Kohlmann W, Gruber SB. Lynch Syndrome. 2004 Feb 5 [Updated 2018 Apr 12]. In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2020. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1211/

National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Genetic/familial high-risk assessment: colorectal. V2.2015. http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_colon.pdf

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