The FAP (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) Gene Support Group
Informal Chat Day Saturday September 20th 2014 Link
to our page
when you want and depart when you want.
20 now registered including representatives from Derbyshire Hospitals,
St Mark's Polyposis Registry and The IA Internal Pouch Support Group
- Still room for more.
21st 2014 - Helen who is recovering from her bowel transplant surgery
in Oxford UK has been discharged from hospital after 5 weeks. Our
best wishes go to her.
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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