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How can a doctor determine if hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is in your family history?

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Health care providers can evaluate the pattern of colorectal cancer in relatives in order to determine if the family has hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Families considered to be "HNPCC families" must display certain criteria indicating a pattern of colon cancer throughout generations. These are referred to as the Amsterdam Criteria.

From: Inherited Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic.

The American Journal of Pathology : "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis-Associated Thyroid Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic.

The American Journal of Pathology : "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis-Associated Thyroid Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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