Colorectal polyposis and inherited colorectal cancer syndromes

  title={Colorectal polyposis and inherited colorectal cancer syndromes},
  author={Raphael M. Byrne and Vassiliki Liana Tsikitis},
  booktitle={Annals of gastroenterology},
The majority of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases are sporadic, with hereditary factors contributing to approximately 35% of CRC cases. Less than 5% of CRC is associated with a known genetic syndrome. Although adenomatous polyposis syndromes, hamartomatous polyposis syndromes, and those previously classified as non-polyposis CRC syndromes are quite rare, it is important for clinicians to know the characteristics of each syndrome and to understand the differences in cancer risks between the… CONTINUE READING
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