Familial cancer: Implications for surgical management of high-risk patients

Henry T. Lynch, Claude H. Organ, Randall E. Harris, Hoda A. Guirgis, Patrick M. Lynch, Jane F. Lynch

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Knowledge of familial/genetic information about cancer risk involving at least 100 disorders could be utilized profitably by surgeons in their daily practice. Familial cancer of the breast, ovary, and colon, malignant melanoma, and testicular feminization syndrome, and masculinizing Turner's syndrome are discussed. Biological markers, an area of emerging research interest, have been considered for their cancer control potential. Prophylactic surgical implications for certain familial cancer disorders have been given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-113
Number of pages10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1978


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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Lynch, H. T., Organ, C. H., Harris, R. E., Guirgis, H. A., Lynch, P. M., & Lynch, J. F. (1978). Familial cancer: Implications for surgical management of high-risk patients. Surgery, 83(1), 104-113.