‘Gamechanging’ cancer screening offered to people with Lynch syndrome in England

NHS bowel screening programme will offer specialist assessment every two years to people with condition

Thousands of people in England with Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that increases the risk of cancer, are to be offered “gamechanging” screening on the NHS. The world-first programme aims to reduce the number of cancer cases and identify them earlier when successful treatment is more likely.

“Incorporating people with Lynch syndrome into the national colonoscopy screening programme is gamechanging and will save many lives each year,” said Dr Kevin Monahan, of NHS England and a consultant gastroenterologist and endoscopist. “It will deliver prevention and early diagnosis of bowel cancer through timely and high-quality colonoscopy.”

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Pictured: Dr Kevin Monahan, St Mark’s Hospital