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Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent HNPCC if you carry the gene. However, you can learn more about your risk by undergoing genetic testing. If you find you have the mutation, you can take action by having regular screenings for colorectal cancer.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!