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Familial adenomatous polyposis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Adenomatous polyposis coli
  • Adenomatous polyposis of the colon
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis of the colon
  • Familial intestinal polyposis
  • Familial multiple polyposis
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  • Can you point me to information that links papillary thyroid cancer with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) / Gardner syndrome? Click here for answer

  • The father of my children lost his life after a short battle with colon cancer. Several members of his family had various other types of cancer. I would like to help my children prevent the development of cancer. What are the symptoms of familial adenomatoous polyposis (FAP)? What steps can we take to be better prepared for this disease? Who can help us with this endeavor? Click here for answer

  • My mother-in-law has been diagnosed with Gardner syndrome. How is this syndrome inherited? Is there a genetic test to find out if my wife, and eventually our children, are affected with Gardner syndrome? Click here for answer

  • I have familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Recently, my physicians have identified polyps in the upper portion of my intestine, my gall bladder, and my stomach. Are these all the same type of polyps? Click here for answer

  • I have been diagnosed with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), and my 9-year-old daughter is now having the same signs and symptoms as me. I know you can not give out medical advice, but I'm stuck and need some help for my daughter. How do I find a specialist for children with FAP?  At what age do children begin having genetic testing for FAP? Click here for answer