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the traditional requirements for recognizing a family with genetic nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. The requirements are marked by a three-two-one prototype: three people who have colon cancer, one of which is a family member of the other in the first degree, in two or more generations, with the onslaught being prior to fifty years of age in any number of people, even as small are one.

AMSTERDAM CRITERIA: "The doctor explained to Summer that a guide called the Amsterdam Criteria would be used to evaluate her likelihood of getting the same colorectal cancer her mother and grandmother had."

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