For Healthcare Professionals
St Mark's Hospital
Polyposis is an umbrella term for a group of syndromes that involve the growth of gastrointestinal (gut) polyps.
Lynch syndrome is an inherited cancer predisposition syndrome that primarily increases risk of colorectal cancer for both sexes, and womb cancer for women.
The risk categories outlined below are for those where family history does not indicate genetic testing or an inherited condition has been ruled out.