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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



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.