VUmc – Patient infographics on various hereditary cancers

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I am currently working on a number of infographics about hereditary cancers for the Amsterdam UMC, VUmc location. The illustrated information leaflets inform patients about the origin of their illness, symptoms, treatment, and other aspects such as heredity and wanting to have children.

Patients are very happy with the infographics and find this to be a great improvement compared to the (purely textual) information they previously received.

The following infographics are currently in use:

  • PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS)
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer (HLRCC)
  • Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer due to a mutation in the CDH1-gene
  • Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD)


Other infographics are still under development.

We are currently also working on infographics for people with functional illiteracy and people experiencing a language barrier.

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