MYH-associated polyposis

What causes MYH-associated polyposis?

Mutations in the MYH gene cause MYH- associated polyposis. Mutations in this gene prevent cells from correcting mistakes that are made when DNA is copied (DNA replication) in preparation for cell division. As these mistakes build up in a person's DNA, the likelihood of cell overgrowth increases, leading to colon polyps and the possibility of colon cancer.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Where To Start

MYH-associated polyposis resources

The Johns Hopkins Cancer Risk Assessment Program provides information about polyposis and MYH gene. Click on the link to go access this information.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: American Cancer Society 250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30329, United States
Toll Free: 1-800-227-2345 Url:
Name: Colon Cancer Alliance 1025 Vermont Ave, NW Suite 1066
Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Phone: +1-202-628-0123 (Office) Toll Free: (877) 422-2030 (Helpline) Url:
Name: IMPACC (Intestinal Multiple Polyposis and Colorectal Cancer) P.O. Box 11
Conyngham, PA, 18219 , United States
Phone: 570-788-3712 Fax : 717-788-1818
Name: Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation 3519 NE 15th Avenue Unit 518
Portland, OR, 97212, United States
Phone: +1-334-740-8657 Email: Url:

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