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A summary of Colon Cancer Risk Factors from Colon Cancer Alliance

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source: Colon Cancer Alliance

summary/abstract:

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is a rare, inherited condition in which hundreds of polyps form in the colon and rectum. It is caused by a change in a specific gene called APC. Unless FAP is treated, it usually leads to colon cancer by age 40. FAP accounts for less than one percent of all colon cancer cases.

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