Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : June | Volume : 11 | Issue : 6 | Page : ZE01 - ZE06

Familial Cancers of Head and Neck Region ZE01-ZE06

Reshma Venugopal, Radhika Manoj Bavle, Paremala Konda, Sudhakara Muniswamappa, Soumya Makarla

Correspondence
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.
E-mail: reshmav132@gmail.com

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.