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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

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source: National Organization for Rare Disorders

year: 2014

authors: Randall W. Burt; Kory Jasperson

summary/abstract:

Familial adenomatous polyposis affects males and females in equal numbers. It occurs in approximately one in 5,000 to 10,000 individuals in the United States and accounts for about 0.5% of all cases of colorectal cancer. One estimate suggests that familial adenomatous polyposis affects 50,000 American families. According to national registries, familial adenomatous polyposis occurs in 2.29-3.2 per 100,000 individuals.

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