Uterine CancerLiving With

What Is Microsatellite Instability?

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Cindy Tang

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Meet Your DNA

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Nathan Dumlao

What Happens When Cells Divide?

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Max Chen

Sometimes, Mistakes Occur During Cell Division

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Mariana B.

We Have a Built-in Repair Mechanism to Correct Mistakes

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Tine Ivanič

Occasionally, Mistakes Persist

Micrograph of tumour infiltrating lymphocytes, as seen in Lynch syndrome
Micrograph of tumour infiltrating lymphocytes, as seen in Lynch syndromeNephron

MSI May Indicate You Have Lynch Syndrome

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Testing Cancer for Microsatellite Status

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What if You Have Lynch Syndrome?

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Micrograph of endometrial adenocarcinomaiStock

Lynch Syndrome and Endometrial Cancer

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Final Note: Know Your Family History

Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall is a health writer who writes articles for consumer and health professionals as well as health care marketing material for corporate clients. Kathleen has a BS in psychology from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She divides her time between Richmond, Virginia, and Bar Harbor, Maine. Kathleen is also a professional artist and runner.