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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Examples of Dominantly Inherited Cancer Syndromes

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Hereditary cancer syndromes are relatively uncommon, accounting for only about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers. Nevetheless, as many as 50,000 cancers newly diagnosed in the U.S. each year are associated with a hereditary syndrome.

Examples of Dominantly Inherited Cancer Syndromes