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