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 Overview Brief

Colorectal Cancer is any cancer that affects the colon and the rectum. [1]

What is Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication?

Colorectal Cancer Deletion/Duplication examines MLH1 and MSH2 genes associated with an enhanced risk for hereditary colorectal cancer by a Deletion/Duplication analysis. [2]

Why is Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication suggested?

The Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer include: [1]

  • Irregularity In bowel habits
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Feeling that the bowel does not empty properly
  • Blood in feces
  • Bright red blood from the rectum
  • Pain and bloating in the abdomen
  • Feeling of fullness in the abdomen area, even after not consuming anything.
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Lump in the abdomen or the back passage
  • Unexplained iron deficiency in men
  • Iron deficiency in women after menopause

If the symptoms persist for more than 4 weeks, it is advisable to talk to your doctor.

How is Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication performed?

Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication depends upon the size, locations and stage of cancer.

What are the parameters measured in the Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication?

Certain gene changes in the cancer cells that might concern how the cancer is best treated particularly if cancer has spread.

Preparation before performing Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication

There is no special preparation needed prior to Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication test.

Post-care after Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication

Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication is a simple procedure. No special care is required post the sample for testing has been given.  A bandage may be required as blood is drawn.

 Sample types in Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication

A blood sample is taken in the Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication.

Side effects/risks of Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication

There are no risks associated with Colorectal Cancer -MLH1 / MSH2 Deletion/Duplication test.

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