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Screening and Prevention of Extra Colonic Cancer in Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer

  • R. Mittal
  • T. H. A. Arulampalam
Chapter
Part of the GI Surgery Annual book series (GISA, volume 22)

Abstract

Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), also known as Lynch syndrome, is the most common form of hereditary colon cancer, accounting for about 2–5 % of all colorectal cancers [1]. It was first described by Dr Henry Lynch in 1966, when he noticed a high incidence of colorectal, stomach and endometrial cancer in two extended families [2].

Keywords

Gastric Cancer Endometrial Cancer Lynch Syndrome National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oral Contraceptive Pill 
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© T.K. Chattopadhyay 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Mittal
    • 1
  • T. H. A. Arulampalam
    • 1
  1. 1.ICENI Centre, Colchester HospitalColchesterUK

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