You may have heard of Lynch syndrome, but many people wonder, what exactly is this disease?
The Mayo Clinic defines Lynch syndrome as an inherited condition that increases your risk of colon cancer and other cancers. Because Lynch syndrome is hereditary, families with a history of this disease tend to have more cases of colon cancer than would typically be expected.
This infographic by Myriad gives us the basics on what you need to know about Lynch syndrome, and why knowing your family medical history is so important.
If you or a loved one find yourself facing a Lynch syndrome diagnosis, there are countless resources available to you within the Lynch syndrome community. Visit IHaveLynchSyndrome.com for more information.