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HNPCC

HNPCC stands for hereditary non polyposis colorectal cancer. It is also known as Lynch syndrome. People with HNPCC have inherited faulty genes that give them a high risk of developing bowel cancer. They also have a higher risk of some other cancers than the general population, including womb cancer and ovarian cancer.

Updated: 4 January 2012