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The FAP (Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) Gene Support Group

Free Informal Chat Day Saturday September 20th 2014 Link to our page

Arrive when you want and depart when you want.

27 now registered including representatives from Derbyshire Hospitals, St Mark's Polyposis Registry, Nottingham Genetic Centre and The IA Internal Pouch Support Group - Still room for more.

August 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.

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.