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The FAP (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) Gene Support Group

October 11th 2014 saw our 50,000 website visitor in our 10th year

2015 8th Annual Free Informal Chat Day Details Here

The Mayor of Honolulu will proclaim Ostomy Awareness Day in Hawaii Saturday, 4 October, 2014

FAP 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.

FAP is a serious condition unless detected early when it can be treated.

This site does not offer any medical advice. For this you should contact your consultant or GP. Also no details of contacts or E:mail addresses will be made available to any third party.