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View in Spanish: Leiomiomatosis hereditaria y síndrome de cáncer de células renales

Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome (heh-REH-dih-TAYR-ee LY-oh-MY-oh-muh-TOH-sis REE-nul SEL KAN-ser SIN-drome
A rare inherited disorder that increases the risk of developing benign (not cancer) tumors of the skin and the uterus (leiomyomas) and malignant (cancer) tumors of the uterus (leiomyosarcoma) and the kidney. Also called HLRCC.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.