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Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome and CDH1 Mutations

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Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome and CDH1 Mutations

Genetic Counseling Note: People who have a mutation in one of their two CDH1 gene copies have a syndrome called Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC). This syndrome increases the risk of developing stomach cancer in men and women, lobular breast cancer in women, and may be related to other types of cancer as well. People…

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