News and Education for health professionals

Appropriate referrals to Familial Cancer Centres for Lynch syndrome risk assessment

You need to login to participate in this education.

Please log in, or if you don't already have a free account, register to continue.

This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

Lynch syndrome is an inherited genetic mutation that increases an individual's risk of various cancers. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
  • Understand hereditary genetic factors in the development of bowel cancer.
  • Identify bowel cancer risk categories based on family pedigree.
  • Explain the potential medical prevention options to high risk patients.
  • Identify appropriate patients for referral to Family Cancer Centres.
  • Describe the psychosocial implications of learning of a genetic cancer predisposition.
Content partners: 
Category: 
Components
Appropriate referrals to Familial Cancer Centres for Lynch syndrome risk assessment - education
Appropriate referrals to Familial Cancer Centres for Lynch syndrome risk assessment - evaluation