If patients meet one or more of the following criteria, they may be eligible to enroll in the registry. Patients may also want to consider having a risk assessment done for colon and rectal cancer if they have:
An additional HNPCC Registry enrollment criterion includes having three family members, two of whom must be first-degree relatives, in two successive generations with this condition. These individuals must have colorectal cancer or colorectal cancer and a combination of gynecologic, genitourinary or other gastrointestinal cancer. It is helpful to collect other information before seeing a health care professional regarding hereditary colon and rectal cancer. Completing the Family History Form ahead of time is beneficial to your provider in evaluating your particular case. Listed below is specific information that you will want to collect:
It is also helpful if you provide us with your medical information and history at the time of your appointment. You may complete a Medical Release Form either beforehand or on the day of your appointment so that we may obtain your medical records from providers outside of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.