Screening for Lynch syndrome less efficient after age 70 to 75 years

Lynch syndrome screening among patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer was significantly less efficient in patients after age 70 to 75 years, and ending screening in patients aged older than 80 years may be more reasonable than universal screening, according to research findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
According to the researchers, patients with Lynch syndrome (LS) have an 80% risk for colorectal cancer and 60% risk for endometrial cancer in their lifetime, along with elevated risks for prostate, stomach, ovarian, small intestine, hepatobiliary tract, urinary tract

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