Kyle Koeppel on Living with Lynch Syndrome

Kyle Koeppel lost her mother to an aggressive advanced colon cancer when she was 7 years old. When she was 19, she found out that she had Lynch syndrome, and that her mother and other relatives had it as well. Learn about her journey and how it’s changed her life in this video.

“Lynch syndrome is a genetic mutation that causes a variety of cancers including colon cancer, pancreatic, ovarian, liver, stomach, uterine, and whole host of others,” Kyle says. “What it means is that there is a 75% chance that I will develop colon cancer by the age of 65.”

Kyle has spent her whole life living in the shadow of colon cancer. Her mother died when she was 7, and several other people in her family were lost to colon cancer. Since finding out that she had the Lynch syndrome mutation, she’s been able to face her risks head on.

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