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what is the definition or description of: hereditary colon cancer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
5-10% of colon CA's: ...include: familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). In addition, some rare conditions – including attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) and MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP). Read: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/risk-assessment-screening/hereditary-genetics/genetic-counseling/inherited-risk-colorectal
Answered on May 17, 2018

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