HNPCC

(redirected from Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer)
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AcronymDefinition
HNPCCHereditary non-polyposis colon cancer
HNPCCHereditary Non-polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome (genetics)
HNPCCHereditary Non-Polypotic Colorectal Cancer
HNPCCHereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer/Carcinoma
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Use of the term hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer may be misleading and perhaps presents a barrier to early intervention because health care providers may perceive the designation "non"-polyposis as representative of a benign condition.
You also have an increased risk of uterine and ovarian cancer if your family has a strong history of colon cancer, she says, particularly if it fits the profile of hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, or HNPCC.
These mutations, in conjunction with a family history of colon cancer, indicate increased risk for developing hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer.
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