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Hereditary Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Recognition as a Preventive Measure

Hereditary colorectal cancer (CCH) is a pathology related to inherited genetic alterations that predisposes to the development of neoplasia (colorectal, gastrointestinal, gynaecological, and others) in young patients. The simple recognition of the syndrome is fundamental for the accomplishment of the tracing of the relatives and the prevention of the cancer in these individuals. The objective of the present study was to carry out a bibliographic review, as well to present the profile of suspected clinical cases identified in the department of General Surgery of the Gaffrée and Guinle University Hospital in a period of thirteen months, addressing aspects related to diagnosis and treatment.


Marcus Valadao, Jose Antonio Dias da Cunha e Silva, Antonio Carlos Iglesias

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