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This fact sheet contains general information. Each person should be referred to a genetic service for further information and advice about what a faulty MSH2 gene means for them.

Key Points

  • People with a faulty MSH2 gene have Lynch syndrome (also known as HPNCC).
  • Both men and women with a faulty MSH2 gene have an increased chance of developing bowel (colorectal) cancer and may have an increased chance of developing stomach (gastric) cancer. 
  • Women with a faulty MSH2 gene have an increased chance of developing uterine (endometrial) and ovarian cancer.
  • Men and women can be referred to a genetic service where experts can provide information, advice and support about their chance of developing cancer and the option of genetic testing.

This cancer genetics fact sheet is a guide only and cannot cover every possible situation. The information provided is not intended to replace discussion with a health professional, and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Use of this document is subject to eviQ's disclaimer available at  www.eviQ.org.au  

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09 Dec 2019