Lynch syndrome

Medullary carcinoma of the colon

Medullary carcinoma is a rare type of colon cancer. It is considered a subtype of adenocarcinoma. Compared to other types of colon cancer, medullary carcinoma is associated with a good prognosis. Despite their similar names, medullary carcinoma of the colon is not related to medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland. This article will help you …
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Lynch syndrome

What is Lynch syndrome? Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition associated with an increased risk for developing several different types of cancer. It is caused by a genetic change that leads to the loss of a specialized chemical called a mismatch repair protein. Another name for this syndrome is hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). The …
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Clear cell carcinoma of the ovary

What is clear cell carcinoma of the ovary? Clear cell carcinoma is a type of ovarian cancer. Most clear cell carcinomas are associated with a condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue (which is normally found in the uterus) outside of the uterus and the ovary is a common location to find …
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Endometrioid carcinoma of the ovary

What is endometrioid carcinoma of the ovary? Endometrioid carcinoma is a type of ovarian cancer. Most endometrioid carcinomas are associated with a condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue (which is normally found in the uterus) outside of the uterus and the ovary is a common location to find endometriosis. About 1% …
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