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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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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A syndrome is a group of symptoms or test results that are all caused by the same underlying condition or disease.  A syndrome may have a single cause, for example, a genetic mutation, or it may have several causes that result in a similar group of symptoms. There are many different kinds of syndromes. Pathologists …
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