Thursday, August 26, 2021

The connection between Lynch Syndrome and ovarian cancer

 This article was posted on the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance website.

"Inherited gene mutations, such as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Some of these mutations, which affect MLHL, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and EPCAM genes, can cause Lynch Syndrome. This disorder is also called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and, as its name suggests, it can lead to various cancers (ovarian cancer among them)."


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