She with Lynch
Georgia Hurst lost one brother to colon cancer when he was only 36 years old. When her second brother was diagnosed with colon cancer, he had genetic testing done and tested positive for MLH1-associated Lynch syndrome. Georgia went on to also test positive for Lynch syndrome. While she credits her Lynch syndrome diagnosis with ensuring regular and life-saving colonoscopies, her total hysterectomy had significant consequences for her health. Georgia shares insights on the repercussions of removing the ovaries as well as on the need for genetic testing to be approached thoughtfully, with an eye toward medical actionability for the individual.
NSGC’s tool: Find a Genetic Counselor
Grey Genetics News Corner blog post: Why Have You Never Heard of Lynch Syndrome?
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