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Can hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer cause colorectal cancer?

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Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer extends from generation to generation and causes a person to develop colorectal cancer. This disease is associated with other cancers including endometrial, ovarian, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, kidney, ureter, brain, and bile duct.

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American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “ ” Section 12 V Colorectal Cancer.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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