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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: Treatment at Mayo Clinic

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source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

year: 2015

authors: Mayo Clinic Staff

summary/abstract:

If you have a few small polyps, your Mayo Clinic doctor can remove them during your colonoscopy exam. Eventually, though, polyps may become too numerous to remove individually. To prevent cancer, Mayo specialists recommend surgery for familial adenomatous polyposis, usually by your late teens or early 20s. Surgery may not be required for attenuated FAP.

organization: Mayo Clinic

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