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Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)

"Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is the most common adenomatous polyposis syndrome. It is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the early onset of hundreds to thousands of adenomatous polyps throughout the colon. If left untreated, all patients with this syndrome will develop colon cancer by age 35-40 years. In addition, an increased risk exists for the development of other malignancies."


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In this video from Bowel Cancer UK, consultant Clinical Geneticist, Dr Fiona Lalloo explains what Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is and how it can increase your risk of developing cancer. Please note that Bowel Cancer UK is not affiliated with DNALite Therapeutics, Inc.