Breast Cancer Risks Associated With Lynch Syndrome

Posted By on April 13th, 2012 at 9:01 am | 6 comments.

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on cancer risks associated with Lynch syndrome yielded some unexpected results about increased risk of breast cancer. Lynch syndrome, an inherited condition, is caused by mutations in particular genes that are involved in repairing DNA damage, and had previously been linked to increased risk of colon, uterus, ovary, kidney, stomach, and bladder cancer. This study showed a significant increase in breast and pancreatic cancer as well.

Findings after five years showed that individuals with Lynch syndrome had a four-fold greater risk of developing breast cancer than those in the general population. The study also showed those with Lynch syndrome had a tendency to be diagnosed with these cancers at an earlier age than those diagnosed with these cancers in the general population. The findings on breast cancer suggest a need for further study to determine the optimal age for mammography for patients with Lynch syndrome and whether other tests such as breast MRI should be recommended.

Tags: , ,

6 Responses

  1. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This piece of writing posted at this website is in fact good.

  2. I am truly grateful to the holder of this website who has shared this impressive paragraph at here.

  3. Thanks for finally talking about > %blog_title% < Loved it!

  4. Hola! I’ve been reading your site for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

  5. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for %keyword%

  6. wow gold says:

    Image a challenging basis wow gold follower for some time plus the wow gold short-term frustrating. Original expertise of snowfall coupled with my best extremities were soaking wet belonging to the toes and fingers up to this instep. These kind of wow gold definitely don’t make toes and fingers dehydrated as assured. I seemed to be genuinely also considerably disgruntled.

Leave a Reply