Breast Cancer in Cowden Syndrome: Manifestation of a Familial Cancer Syndrome

Janetlynne Erickson

Debra Lyon

Cowden syndrome
CJON 2010, 14(1), 33-35. DOI: 10.1188/10.CJON.33-35

Cowden syndrome is a familial cancer predisposition syndrome associated with an increased risk for breast, thyroid, and endometrial cancers and benign manifestations. With early detection and appropriate therapeutic treatment, many of its associated tumors and cancers are treatable. By better understanding mutations such as Cowden syndrome, additional targeted therapies can be developed and delivered.

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