The American Cancer Society estimates that there
will be 102,480 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed in 2013, with hereditary colon cancer syndromes accounting for approximately 10% of those cases1. It’s important to identify the hereditary colon cancer cases because of the important ramifications for the affected individual and their family members.
Once hereditary colon cancer mutations have been identified within the family, genetic testing can facilitate the
identification of other at-risk family members. This allows clinicians to utilize early screening and monitoring options
that optimize potential for early detection of colon cancer.