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How serious is muir-torre syndrome? My husband had a sebeaous tumor and diagnosed with this.

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Hereditary disease

Muir-torre is a form of a hereditary syndrome called hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer that causes colon cancer, as well as breast, skin, and urogenitary cancers.
It appears to affect the genes' ability to repair themselves. He could be at increased risk for colon cancer and should have a colonoscopy. There is a genetic test available for this through myriad testing. Ask your doctor.

In brief: Hereditary disease

Muir-torre is a form of a hereditary syndrome called hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer that causes colon cancer, as well as breast, skin, and urogenitary cancers.
It appears to affect the genes' ability to repair themselves. He could be at increased risk for colon cancer and should have a colonoscopy. There is a genetic test available for this through myriad testing. Ask your doctor.
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