Familial Cancers of Head and Neck Region ZE01-ZE06
Dr. Reshma Venugopal,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, Krishnadevarya College of Dental Sciences, Sir MVIT Campus,
New Airport Road Hunasamarenahalli, Bengaluru-562157, Karnataka, India.
Cancers that occur in families more often than would be expected by chance are termed as familial cancers. They occur due to an inherited genetic mutation and account for 5%-10% of all cancers. This review article presents some of the common Familial Cancer Syndromes (FCS) such as MEN 2B, hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumour syndrome, familial oral squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, paraganglioma, neurofibroma and other syndromes associated with head and neck region.