Testing for Lynch syndrome in people newly diagnosed with endometrial cancer

11th November 2020 by Dr Louise Hudman

Testing for Lynch syndrome in people newly diagnosed with endometrial cancer

This is a new guideline from NICE on testing for Lynch syndrome in people newly diagnosed with endometrial cancer. It was published in October 2020.

Testing for Lynch syndrome

Basically, anyone with a new diagnosis of endometrial cancer should be tested for Lynch syndrome. This is because it is one of the first cancers that affected people tend to develop. About 3.2% of patients turned out to have Lynch syndrome, although NICE doesn’t seem to be suggesting that we go back and refer everyone with a previous diagnosis of endometrial cancer off for testing.

Hopefully, this will be being actioned in secondary care, but worth knowing about as it may not be. We may also get questions from patients about it.

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