Identifying and Managing Lynch Syndrome

Practice recognizing Lynch syndrome red flags, communicating about the Lynch syndrome testing process, and incorporating increased screening.


 About This Course

Lynch syndrome is a hereditary cancer syndrome associated with significantly increased risk for colorectal, endometrial, and many other cancer types. When diagnosed, increased screening and surveillance can lead to early cancer diagnoses and even prevention, decreasing morbidity and mortality. Although approximately 1 in 300-1,000 individuals has Lynch syndrome, it is underdiagnosed. In this course, you will hear from a patient who has Lynch syndrome about her experience. You will practice recognizing Lynch syndrome red flags, communicating about the Lynch syndrome testing process, and incorporating increased screening. You will have access to tools and resources to help you perform these tasks in your practice.

This course is part of the Cancer Genetic Clinical Education program.


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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and The Jackson Laboratory. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates the enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (per module). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.