NICE guidelines published last year recommended that all Bowel Cancer patients should be tested at diagnosis for signs of Lynch syndrome but we know that this isn’t happening in eight out of 10 NHS hospitals in England. It’s absolutely vital that these guidelines are followed because Lynch syndrome, which is an inherited condition, can increase the risk of developing bowel cancer to up to 80 per cent. During Bowel Cancer Awareness month, we are highlighting the importance of following these guidelines to Clinical Commissioning Groups, healthcare workers and local health bodies. Only six per cent of CCGs in England are
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