Colorectal Genetic Testing
Genetic testing is an important part of our practice here at Metro Colorectal Surgery, as we believe the information it provides can be life-saving for patients with a predisposition to colon cancer. Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch Syndrome) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are the two most common inherited colon cancer syndromes. Those with Lynch Syndrome – the most common of the two syndromes – have an 80 percent chance of developing colon cancer in their lifetimes. For those with FAP, the rates of cancer rise to nearly 100 percent. Genetic testing can help identify a person who is at increased risk of colon cancer and provide options for early screenings and interventions.