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Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer


Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial leiomyomatosis
  • HLRCC
  • LRCC
  • MCL
  • MCUL
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Inheritance


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How is hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer inherited?

Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means that having one mutated copy of the gene in each cell is enough to cause symptoms of the condition. In some cases, an affected person inherits the mutated copy of the gene from an affected parent. Other cases result from new mutations in the gene and that occur for the first time in in the affected individual.[1]

When an individual with an autosomal dominant condition has children, each child has a 50% (1 in 2) risk to inherit the mutated gene. This is the case regardless of which parent has the condition.
Last updated: 1/9/2014

References
  1. Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer. Genetics Home Reference. April 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=hereditaryleiomyomatosisandrenalcellcancer. Accessed 6/30/2009.