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MUTYH is a gene that codes for a protein called MUTYH. This protein is involved in repairing damaged DNA. Mutations in the MUTYH gene can cause a genetic disorder called MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), which is a condition that causes the development of multiple polyps in the colon and rectum. These polyps are benign (noncancerous) growths that can become cancerous if left untreated. People with MAP have an increased risk of developing colon cancer. The risk of colon cancer can be reduced through regular colonoscopies and the removal of any polyps that are found. There is no cure for MAP, but treatment can help manage the condition and reduce the risk of complications.
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