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  • n. A lack of polyposis


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non- +‎ polyposis


  • Among tests that have broad support among doctors are a breast - and ovarian-cancer test that looks at genes known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, and a colon-cancer test that examines three genes linked to a form of the disease known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, or HNPCC.

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  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer HNPCC is the most common type of genetic colorectal cancer, but it accounts for only about 2 percent of all colorectal cancer cases.


  • But the one in 1,000 people who have Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or HNPCC, have a much higher risk of cancer than the general population: About half of people with these genetic abnormalities will go on to develop cancer in their 30s or 40s.

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  • Working with colleagues at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, Martin identified two individuals who had the characteristics of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, which is usually caused by a mutation that inactivates one of a person's two copies of the tumor suppressor gene

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  • It is also called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer.

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  • Castells A, Andreu M, Castellvi-Bel S, Alenda C, et al. (2005) Accuracy of revised Bethesda guidelines, microsatellite instability, and immunohistochemistry for the identification of patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer.

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  • Umar A, Boland CR, Terdiman JP, Syngal S, de la Chapelle A, et al. (2004) Revised Bethesda Guidelines for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome) and microsatellite instability.

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  • In addition, the tool is not applicable to individuals with certain gastrointestinal disorders (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease), certain inherited genetic conditions (such as familial adenomatous polyposis or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) or a personal history of colorectal cancer.

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  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a genetic syndrome caused by mutation in one of several genes.


  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are each colon cancer syndromes.



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