NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer
- listen (heh-REH-dih-tayr-ee non-PAH-lee-POH-sis KOH-lun KAN-ser)
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 HNPCC and Lynch syndrome.