Detecting and managing hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes in your practice.Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Nov; 79(11):787-96.CC
Hereditary syndromes account for 5% to 10% of cases of colorectal cancer. In clinical practice, patients with these syndromes need to be identified to ensure that they and their families receive genetic counseling and testing and appropriate risk-reducing treatment. Genetic testing can offer a precise diagnosis. It allows for risk stratification and focused management and surveillance.