Cowden Syndrome (CS) or Cowden’s disease is a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by multiple tumor-like growths called hamartomas. An affected individual usually has small, benign (noncancerous) growths commonly found on the skin and the lining of the mouth and nose, but they can also be found in other parts of the body such as the intestinal tract. Although these growths are noncancerous, patients with Cowden syndrome have a high risk for developing cancers, including breast (85% risk) and thyroid cancer (35% risk), caused by genetic mutation. Research by Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Hardis Chair and Director of the […]Continue reading Vitamin E Decreases Cancer Risk in Patients with Cowden Syndrome
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