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Lynch syndrome type I

Lynch syndrome type I: Introduction

Lynch syndrome type I: 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 I is available below.

Symptoms of Lynch syndrome type I

Treatments for Lynch syndrome type I

  • 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
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Lynch syndrome type I

  • 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
  • more causes...»

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Lynch syndrome type I: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Lynch syndrome type I

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The 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 system contains 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, 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. 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 course, also fail to 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 more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, 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 more »

Lynch syndrome type I: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Lynch syndrome type I

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Lynch syndrome type I: Rare Types

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Lynch syndrome type I: Animations

Prognosis for Lynch syndrome type I

Prognosis for Lynch syndrome type I: 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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