Glossary Term:

Title

Bethesda criteria

Phonetic

beth-<b>ez</b>-duh cry-<b>teer</b>-ree-yuh

Description

a set of conditions common in people with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC). Most people who meet these criteria actually do not have HNPCC, but might want to consider genetic testing for it. Compare to Amsterdam criteria. See also hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, genetic testing.