Red Flags for Inherited Colon and Endometrial Cancer (Lynch Syndrome)
Colorectal cancer before age 50
Endometrial (uterine) cancer before age 50
Two or more Lynch syndrome-related cancers*
A previously identified Lynch syndrome mutation
*Lynch syndrome-related cancers include: colorectal, endometrial, stomach, ovarian, kidney/urinary tract, biliary tract, brain, small bowel, pancreatic, sebaceous adenoma/carcinoma.
What is involved in testing for hereditary cancer?
- Look for red flags in your personal and family history.
- Make an appointment with Dr. Rainville for a cancer risk assessment appointment and bring all family history information with you.
- If it is determined that genetic testing is appropriate, you will have a test done, during which a small amount of blood will be drawn and sent for analysis.
- After you receive your results, you and Dr. Rainville can discuss your personalized cancer risk reduction steps.
If you think you may be at risk, you may complete a confidential, highly secure online quiz customized for Women’s Wellness that will send your results of the screen directly to Dr. Rainville. Click here to take the online quiz.
Women’s Wellness Staff will contact you once the results have been evaluated to schedule your consultation visit. Or if you prefer, you may complete a paper version in person. All patients are screened routinely at the office in according with ACOG’s guidelines for cancer prevention for women.