Hereditary colorectal cancer
Hereditary colorectal cancer: Introduction
Hereditary colorectal cancer: Individuals affected with hereditary colorectal cancer inherit a mutation in one of several genes involved in DNA mismatch repair, including MSH2, MLH1, and PMS2. ras gene mutations have been detected in the stool of patients with colorectal cancer and may in the future be useful in early diagnosis.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Hereditary colorectal cancer is available below.
Symptoms of Hereditary colorectal cancer
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symptoms of Hereditary colorectal cancer
Treatments for Hereditary colorectal cancer
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Hereditary colorectal cancer:
- Colon & Rectal Cancer: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Hereditary colorectal cancer?
Causes of Hereditary colorectal cancer
- Genetics is a very important risk factor for development of colorectal cancer. Familial polyposis, in which patients inherit a mutant copy of the APC tumor suppressor gene, is rare but confers very high risk
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Hereditary colorectal cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Hereditary colorectal cancer
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...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 also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....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...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or ...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-diagnosed
(it can, of...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that...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 »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The...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...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 peptic ulcer, colon cancer, ...read more »
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Hereditary colorectal cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Digestive Health Specialists (Gastroenterology):
- Rectal/Anal Health Specialists (Proctology):
- Senior Health Specialists (Geriatrics):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Hereditary colorectal cancer
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Hereditary colorectal cancer: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hereditary colorectal cancer
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Hereditary colorectal cancer: Animations
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Prognosis for Hereditary colorectal cancer
Prognosis for Hereditary colorectal 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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Research about Hereditary colorectal cancer
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Hereditary colorectal cancer: Broader Related Topics
Types of Hereditary colorectal cancer
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