is an inherited condition which mainly affects the large intestine
(also known as the large bowel or colon and rectum). People
with FAP develop many polyps (which are like small cherries
on stalks) inside their large bowel. There are many different
types of polyps but these particular polyps are called adenomas
(the "adenomatous" in FAP). An adenoma can in time
turn into a cancer which is why it is so important to make
sure anyone at risk of inheriting FAP is examined.
is a serious condition unless detected early when it can be
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