Surveillance/Management of an Obligate Gene Carrier: The Cancer Family Syndrome

Henry T. Lynch, William A. Albano, Thomas A. Ruma, G. Douglas Schmitz, Karen A. Costello, Jane F. Lynch

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A mother and son from an extended, well-documented kindred with the cancer family syndrome developed proximal colonic cancer within 3 wk of each other. Recognition of the mother as an obligate gene carrier (syndrome cancer risk approximately 100%) was possible following demonstration of the cancer family syndrome in her son.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-408
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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