4. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

  1. Katherine A. Schneider

Published Online: 4 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118119921.ch4

Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling, Third Edition

Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling, Third Edition

How to Cite

Schneider, K. A. (2011) Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, in Counseling About Cancer: Strategies for Genetic Counseling, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118119921.ch4

Author Information

  1. Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470081501

Online ISBN: 9781118119921



  • hereditary cancer syndromes;
  • breast–ovarian cancer syndrome;
  • Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia

  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (Also Canale–Smith Syndrome)

  • Beckwith–Wiedemann Syndrome (Also Exomphalos Macroglossia Gigantism [EMG] Syndrome)

  • Birt–Hogg–Dubé Syndrome

  • Bloom Syndrome

  • Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome (Also Termed Bean Syndrome)

  • Breast–Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, Hereditary

  • Carney Complex, Types I and II (Includes Name Syndrome and Lamb Syndrome)

  • Diamond–Blackfan Anemia

  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (Also Attenuated Fap, Gardner's Syndrome, Turcot Syndrome, and Hereditary Desmoid Disease)

  • Fanconi Anemia

  • Gastric Cancer, Hereditary Diffuse

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, Familial (Also Multiple GI Autonomic Nerve Tumors)

  • Juvenile Polyposis (Includes Hereditary Mixed Polyposis)

  • Leiomyomatosis Renal Cell Cancer, Hereditary

  • Li–Fraumeni Syndrome

  • Lynch Syndrome (Also Termed HNPCC)

  • Melanoma, Cutaneous Malignant (Includes Familial Atypical Mole-Malignant Melanoma Syndrome, Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome, and Melanoma–Astrocytoma Syndrome)

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Type 1 (Also Wermer Syndrome)

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Type 2 (Also Sipple Syndrome, Familial Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Syndrome)

  • Myh-Associated Polyposis

  • Neuroblastoma, Familial

  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1 (Also Von Reckling Hausen Disease)

  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2

  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (Also Gorlin Syndrome, Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome)

  • Paraganglioma–Pheochromocytoma Syndrome, Hereditary (Including Carney–Stratakis Syndrome)

  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

  • Pten Hamartoma Syndrome (Phs) (Also Cowden Syndrome; Includes Bannayan–Riley–Ruvalcaba Syndrome and Proteus Syndrome)

  • Renal Cell Carcinoma, Hereditary Papillary

  • Retinoblastoma, Hereditary

  • Rothmund–Thomson Syndrome

  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

  • Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome

  • Werner Syndrome (Also Termed Progeria of the Adult)

  • Wilms Tumor, Familial (Includes Denys-Drash Syndrome, Frasier Syndrome, Wagr Syndrome)

  • Xeroderma Pigmentosum (Includes XP/CS Complex, XP Variant)

  • Further Reading