Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer - How is Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer abbreviated?
HNPCC (redirected from Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer)
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|HNPCC||Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer|
|HNPCC||Hereditary Non-polyposis Colon Cancer Syndrome (genetics)|
|HNPCC||Hereditary Non-Polypotic Colorectal Cancer|
|HNPCC||Hereditary 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