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What Is Microsatellite Instability?

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DNA strand.
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Genetic code in DNA strand.
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Meet your DNA


Cells dividing.
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What happens when cells divide?


Cell division.
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Sometimes, mistakes occur during cell division


DNA repair.
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We have a built-in repair mechanism to correct mistakes


DNA strand.
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Occasionally, mistakes persist


Doctor explaining diagnosis.
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MSI may indicate you have Lynch syndrome


Scientist viewing DNA under a microscope.
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Testing cancer for microsatellite status


Endoscopy for a colonoscopy.
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What if you have Lynch syndrome?


Doctor explaining test results to a patient.
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Lynch syndrome and endometrial cancer


Doctor explaining test results to a patient.
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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.