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Case 17 

Case 17
Case 17

Alissa J. Walsh

, Otto C. Buchel

, Jane Collier

, and Simon P.L. Travis

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date: 25 October 2020

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.

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