HNPCC

Definition / meaning of HNPCC

An inherited disorder in which affected individuals have a higher-than-normal chance of developing colorectal cancer and certain other types of cancer, often before the age of 50. Also called hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer and Lynch syndrome.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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