UK – NICE recommends testing womb cancer patients for inherited condition

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidance recommending that people with womb cancer should be tested for an inherited genetic condition.

The new diagnostic guidance advises that people with womb cancer are tested for the condition known as Lynch syndrome. According to NICE, having this condition increases the risk of certain types of cancer, including womb and colorectal cancer.

In addition, womb cancer is often the first cancer that those with Lynch syndrome will have, meaning that the condition could be identified earlier if tests were undertaken as soon as a womb cancer diagnosis is made…