Cowden syndrome


Is there a treatment for Cowden syndrome?

There is no treatment that can cure Cowden syndrome. That being said, there are options available to reduce your risk of developing cancer. These options include:

  • Increased cancer screening
  • Risk-reducing surgery
  • Life-style changes

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has management guidelines for PTEN gene mutation carriers. These guidelines are updated frequently, so please review the current recommendations by visiting the National Comprehensive Cancer Network website. Management recommendations vary by age.

PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome. [Internet]. Gene Reviews [updated June 2, 2016]. Available from:

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