Almost 50 hospitals around the country are failing to provide crucial screening tests for younger people diagnosed with bowel cancer, according to a leading cancer research charity.

People under the age of 50 who are diagnosed with bowel cancer are not being tested for Lynch syndrome in 29% of hospitals around the country.

Lynch syndrome is an inherited disorder, and testing for it helps detect those at greater risk of recurrence, helps inform treatment options, and identifies those with family members who may also be at risk of bowel cancer.

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