Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a genetic disorder and rare disease. Patients with the classic presentation of FAP begin to develop multiple polyps in the colon in their early teenage years. Eventually, the colon becomes carpeted with hundreds to thousands of polyps and there is nearly a 100% chance that the polyps will become cancerous if left untreated. Current medical practice is the removal of the colon and sometimes the rectum during the formative years.
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