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Anyone with a parent, sibling or other blood relative with Lynch Syndrome or FAP should also be screened hereditary colon cancer syndromes. We also recommend that every patient diagnosed with colorectal cancer also consider genetic testing, as doing so can help other family members determine whether they are at risk.

We are proud to offer highly advanced medical screenings that search for known gene mutations associated with Lynch Syndrome and FAP. For Lynch Syndrome, there are a number of genes we look for, including MLH1, MSH2, MSH, PMS2 and EPCAM gene mutations. Our tests also look for mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene, which is responsible for most cases of FAP. However, it is important to note that a small percentage of FAP cases are caused by new and unknown gene mutations.

For patients with Lynch Syndrome, genetic testing provides the opportunity to have earlier and more frequent colon cancer screenings, which increases the likelihood of preventing colon cancer in the future. Those with FAP may be offered medical options for reducing cancer risk or otherwise identifying colon cancer in its earlier and more treatable stages.