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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis – An Introduction with Visuals

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source: Johns Hopkins


The main focus here is colorectal cancer (although they do give a nod at the very end to F.A.P. beyond the colon). While there are a lot of generic American Cancer Society recommendations applicable to anyone regardless of their genes, it’s nice that this intro includes post-surgery diet guidelines. One misleading sentence does need an addendum: ‘An ileostomy shouldn’t be considered a handicap but, it is an inconvenience’ just like having to take time to wipe your behind when using the restroom without an ileostomy. An ileostomy can be life saving!  –  FAPvoice

From the author:

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an inherited condition that primarily affects the gastrointestinal tract. This disorder leads to hundreds or thousands of polyps inside the colon and rectum (less often in the stomach and small intestine). Symptoms typically appear in teenagers or young adults. Other names for this condition include hereditary polyposis of the colorectum, familial polyposis, and Gardner’s syndrome.

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