Identification of an HNPCC Family

Henry T. Lynch, Thomas C. Smyrk, Jennifer Cavalieri, Jane F. Lynch

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Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) families are frequently missed in the clinical practice setting. The events leading to the diagnosis of a new HNPCC family are described, with particular attention to the importance of a detailed and extended pedigree, and the delivery of pertinent educational and cancer control recommendations to family members. Clinical clues suggestive of HNPCC include young age at colon cancer onset (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-609
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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