Cowden's disease

The Cowden's disease - An autosomal dominant genetic disorder, also called multiple hamartoma syndrome, in which non-cancerous growths develop in tissues, including the skin, mouth, and intestines. Skin growths may include flat- topped, flesh-coloured lesions on the face. Multiple polyps may grow in the intestines.

People with Cowden’s disease are also at increased risk of developing certain cancers, particularly thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, and, in women, breast and ovarian cancer. There is no specific treatment for the condition, but affected individuals are carefully monitored in order that early signs of these cancers can be detected.


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