Bowel Cancer UK – Lynch Syndrome

Bowel Cancer UK is the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. They are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer in the UK. They enable and fund research, provide information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for all. To find out more visit their website

Bowel Cancer UK is campaigning to improve the diagnosis and care of people with Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that can increase the lifetime risk of bowel cancer to up to 80%. Everyone diagnosed with bowel cancer should be tested for Lynch syndrome, yet a staggering 95% of those affected don’t know they have it and can pass it onto their children because they simply aren’t being tested. Find out more about this genetic condition and what Bowel Cancer UK are doing to improve the diagnosis and management of Lynch syndrome.