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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)

key information

source: Cancer Institute NSW

year: 2017


What is FAP?
FAP is an inherited bowel cancer syndrome.
The most common indication of FAP is the development of 100s to 1000s of polyps in the large bowel (intestine). Polyps are small mushroom-like growths with stalks that vary in size from a tiny pinhead to 2 cm or more.
Most people with FAP develop polyps in their bowel by their late teens, although polyps may develop at any age.

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