How hereditary digestive cancer is transmitted?

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A predisposition to digestive cancer is passed on to children through genes. The probability of passing the mutation on to children is 50%, and it can be transmitted by both men and women. This pattern of inheritance is called autosomal dominance.    

It is important to remember that what is transmitted is the predisposition, not the cancer itself. This means that people who inherit it have a greater chance of developing cancer than the general population, but this does not mean that it is certain they will develop it.

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