Patients diagnosed with a genetic condition known as Cowden syndrome face an increased risk for colon cancer, new research suggests.
And because such patients typically have a larger-than-normal head circumference, head size should be used as a screening marker for such elevated cancer risk, the study’s authors say.
Cowden syndrome has already been associated with several other cancers, the researchers noted. The syndrome affects about one in every 200,000 people, they said.
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