What is Lynch Syndrome?
A complete diagnosis including genetic testing is crucial not only for tailoring individual preventative treatment but also to give patients the vital risk information to share with their family members (a process known as cascade screening). They too may take action to prevent future Lynch syndrome-related cancers.
2014 Screening and Genetics Survey Results (PDF)
A summary of a survey completed by Washington state and Oregon gastroenterologists
Lynch Syndrome Fact Sheet for Providers (PDF)
A quick guide on Lynch syndrome
Cascade Screening: A Critical Step in diagnosing Lynch Syndrome (PDF)
A guide for diagnosing asymptomatic family members
Cancer Genetic Clinics Contact Information (PDF)
References for Washington
Cancer Genetic Clinic Locations and Hereditary Cancer Case Burden by County in Washington State (PDF)
To identify possible gaps in access to services, cancer cases meeting high-risk criteria for hereditary cancer syndromes were identified from one year of Washington State Cancer Registry data and counts per county mapped with Regional Genetic Clinics that provide cancer genetic services.
For Your Patient and their Families
Cancer Family History Questionnaires
Forms to assist patients with family history information and assess risk for colorectal cancer
- Cancer Family History Questionnaire (PDF)
- Pre Procedural Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (PDF)
Involving the patient in the process
Letter to Relatives Template (PDF)
A tool to help patients begin the conversation with family members
Contact the Screening and Genetics Unit at email@example.com if you have questions about Lynch syndrome or would like more information.