Our Time to Test for Lynch syndrome petition is now closed.
Nearly 10,000 people came together to sign our petition to UK Health Ministers calling for all bowel cancer patients to be tested for Lynch syndrome at the point of diagnosis in line with clinical guidance. This campaign was also supported by clinicians, scientists and professional health bodies.
After years of campaigning in partnership with expert clinicians and scientists who have worked tirelessly to drive positive change, we’re thrilled that in April 2019 Wales committed to a national system of testing all bowel cancer patients for Lynch syndrome, in line with clinical guidelines – the first in the UK to commit to this.
Our petition has been handed over, but the campaign isn’t over until all bowel cancer patients are tested for genetic conditions, like Lynch syndrome, that leave people at high risk of developing the disease and at a much younger age. As part of our Never Too Young campaign, we’ll continue to campaign in all four nations of the UK to make this a relality so join us as a campaigner today to help improve the treatment and care of everyone affected by bowel cancer.