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The SurvivorNet News Team creates high quality medical information that complies with our industry leading standards for factual accuracy and sourcing from leading experts at academic medical institutions. Every news article is thoroughly fact-checked by our physician collaborators. We vet each piece of work for factual integrity, impartiality, and clearly label any professional conflicts.

All SurvivorNet articles adhere to the following standards:

  1. All studies and research papers cited are from reputable academic medical institutions or peer-reviewed journals.
  2. When we use data, statistics, or quotes these references link to the original source.
  3. All content related to new treatments, drugs, procedures, and so on must clearly describe availability, side effects, treatment target (such as triple negative breast cancer)
  4. All medical information on SurvivorNet is sourced from respected medical professionals with verified medical credentials and links are provided to these sources.
  5. We strive to give the reader relevant background information and include, clearly-sourced contextual health information in all articles. Readers are clearly alerted to any conflicts of interest from a medical source or the authors of a cited study.
/ Updated December 17th, 2020

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Symptoms & Diagnosis: Genetics and Colon Cancer

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About 10 percent of colon cancers develop because of an inherited genetic mutation. The major sub-types of hereditary colon cancer are called familial adenomatous polyposis – or FAP – and Lynch Syndrome.

Symptoms & Diagnosis: Genetics and Colon Cancer

About 10 percent of colon cancers develop because of an inherited genetic mutation. The major sub-types of hereditary colon cancer are called familial adenomatous polyposis – or FAP – and Lynch Syndrome.

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