Lynch syndrome type II
Lynch syndrome type II: Introduction
Lynch syndrome type II: Lynch syndrome is a rare disorder.The estimated proportion of all Colorectal cancers that are caused by Lynch syndrome depends on how this syndrome is defined, with traditional definitions being based on family history and age of onset. It is also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome(HNPCC). The syndrome is classified as Type I in the absence of extracolonic cancers and Type II if these are present.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Lynch syndrome type II is available below.
Symptoms of Lynch syndrome type II
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symptoms of Lynch syndrome type II
Treatments for Lynch syndrome type II
- Frequent colonoscopy
- Chemotherapy, which uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. This approach often follows surgery
- Surgery may also be an option in people who carry the genetic mutation of Lynch syndrome, even if they don't yet have colorectal cancer
- The standard treatment is to give radiotherapy after surgery to women in certain circumstances
- Most people with Lynch syndrome choose frequent colonoscopies over prophylactic surgery
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Lynch syndrome type II:
- Colon & Rectal Cancer: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Lynch syndrome type II?
Causes of Lynch syndrome type II
- Mutations or alterations of particular genes
- Age is the primary risk factor
- Family history of Lynch syndrome, you're at much greater risk of inheriting this condition yourself
- Daily alcohol use (may double the risk)
- Eating a high-fat, low-fiber diet
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Lynch syndrome type II: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Lynch syndrome type II
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac disease...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are ...read more »
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Lynch syndrome type II: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Rectal/Anal Health Specialists (Proctology):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Lynch syndrome type II
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Lynch syndrome type II: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Lynch syndrome type II
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Prognosis for Lynch syndrome type II
Prognosis for Lynch syndrome type II:
The prognosis is better than for the sporadic form of cancer, and there is increased risk for cancer development in certain extracolonic sites, such as the endometrium, ovary, stomach, small bowel, hepatobiliary tract, ureter, and renal pelvis.
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Lynch syndrome type II: Broader Related Topics
Types of Lynch syndrome type II
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