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This fact sheet contains general information about Hereditary Leiomyoma and Renal Cell Carcinoma (HLRCC). Each person should be referred to a genetic service for further information and advice.

Key Points

  • HLRCC is caused by faults (mutations) in the FH gene.
  • People with HLRCC have an increased chance of developing kidney (renal) cancer and  benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions (leiomyoma)
  • Women with HLRCC have an increased chance of developing uterine fibroids (leiomyoma).
  • Family members (including teenagers) can be referred to a genetic service where experts can provide information, advice and support about their chance of developing cancer and the option of genetic testing.   

This cancer genetics fact sheet is a guide only and cannot cover every possible situation. The information provided is not intended to replace discussion with a health professional, and should not be interpreted as medical advice. Use of this document is subject to eviQ's disclaimer available at  www.eviQ.org.au  

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26 May 2018