Case 17

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 17

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A 30-year-old woman came to seek advice about her risk of cancer. Her maternal aunt had just been diagnosed with bowel cancer at 43 years of age, and her mother had been treated for endometrial cancer over 15 years ago. Her father, 35-year-old brother, and 25-year-old sister were both well. Her maternal grandparents died at a young age in a motor vehicle accident. Her paternal grandparents were alive and well, with no history of malignancy. She went on to have a colonoscopy which discovered a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma in the ascending colon.

Chapter.  1359 words. 

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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