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Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: Disease Basics from Cancer.Net

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source: Cancer.Net

year: 2014


Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (AFAP) is a subtype of a condition known as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, called FAP or classic FAP. People with FAP or AFAP will have an increased number of adenomatous colon polyps during their lifetime and an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. An adenomatous polyp is a lump filled with the cells that make mucous and line the inside of a person’s colon.

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