Lynch Syndrome Colon Cancers Show Better Survival

A new study finds colorectal cancer patients with Lynch syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or HNPCC) have better survival than patients without the inherited form of the disease.  Overall, 94 percent of Lynch syndrome patients were alive five years after their diagnosis compared to 75 percent of those with sporadic cancer.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In 2008 nearly 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,500 will die. Sometimes called the disease that whispers, ovarian cancer symptoms are often not recognized until its late stages when it is most deadly.  Found early, ovarian cancer is 90 percent curable but most cases are found after the cancer is…  Read More

Early Onset Endometrial Cancer Signals Lynch Syndrome

Women who were diagnosed with endometrial cancer under the age of 50 had tumors with signs of Lynch syndrome in a significant number of cases.  Lynch syndrome or hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) greatly increases the lifetime risk of both colorectal and endometrial cancer. Researchers in Australia studied tumors from 146 women who were diagnosed with…  Read More