Improving Cancer Survival
As part of a national drive to improve cancer survival we are looking to find people who may be at an increased risk of developing certain cancers.
Lynch Syndrome is a very rare condition that runs in families and puts people at an increased risk of developing a cancer. Most people with this are undiagnosed therefore we are taking the proactive step to contact our patients with the aim of identifying those at risk.
Diagnosed patients are followed up regularly in order to identify early treatable cancers.
To read more about Lynch Syndrome please go to https://www.lynch-syndrome-uk.org/
We would encourage you to contact the practice if the following applies to you:
- ≥ 3 relatives with a cancer AND
- two of these involving ≥ 2 generations AND
- ≥ 1 case diagnosed before the age of 50
These cancers must be one of the following:
Colorectal , Ovarian, Uterine , Renal , Ureter , Small Bowel, Pancreatic, Gastric , Hepatobiliary, Glioblastoma or Sebaceous Adenoma, Sebaceous Epithelioma, Keratoacanthoma, Sebaceous Carcinoma
Please complete the form below and send it in the post or to NORCCG.Rothburypractice@nhs.net.
WE WILL ONLY REPLY IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUTHER TESTING. WE WILL ONLY BE IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE HIGH RISK BUT PLEASE CONTACT US IN THE NORMAL WAYS IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC CONCERNS OR SYMPTOMS.