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Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer

Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer: Introduction

Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer: A rare disorder characterized by the inherited predisposition to develop colorectal cancer as well as cancers in other locations, particularly near the bowel. Even though sufferers face an increased risk of various cancers it does not mean that they will actually develop the cancer. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer is available below.

Symptoms of Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer

Treatments for Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer

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Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer: Complications

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Causes of Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer

  • HNPCC defects in DNA mismatch repair lead to microsatellite instability, also known as MSI-H, which is a hallmark of HNPCC. MSI is identifiable in cancer specimens in the pathology laboratory
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Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer

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Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer

Prognosis for Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer: Prognosis depends on stage. Refer patients with early onset colorectal cancer for genetic counseling. Such counseling may lead to awareness and/or testing of family members at risk.

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Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer, or a subtype of Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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