Glossary Term:

Title

Amsterdam criteria

Phonetic

<b>am</b>-stir-dam cry-<b>teer</b>-ee-uh

Description

a set of conditions common in people with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC). Only about 60% of people who meet all of this criteria actually have HNPCC, but people who meet the criteria may want to consider genetic testing. Compare to Bethesda criteria. See also hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, genetic counseling, genetic testing.