Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Print friendly version

Lynch syndrome

Información en español

Other Names for this Disease

  • COCA1
  • Colon cancer, familial nonpolyposis
  • Colorectal cancer, hereditary nonpolyposis
  • Familial nonpolyposis colon cancer
  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Inheritance

Newline Maker

Is Lynch syndrome an inherited condition?

Lynch syndrome cancer risk is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one inherited copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to increase cancer risk. It is important to note that people inherit an increased risk of cancer, not the disease itself. Not all people who inherit mutations in these genes will develop cancer.[1]
Last updated: 10/23/2012

References
  1. Lynch syndrome. Genetics Home Reference Web site. April 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=lynchsyndrome. Accessed 7/1/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • COCA1
  • Colon cancer, familial nonpolyposis
  • Colorectal cancer, hereditary nonpolyposis
  • Familial nonpolyposis colon cancer
  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.