Familial adenomatous polyposis

Also known as: Hereditary polyposis coli, FAP
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare inherited cancer predisposition syndrome characterized by hundreds to thousands of precancerous colorectal polyps (adenomatous polyps). If the condition is left untreated, affected individuals inevitably develop cancer of the colon and/or rectum.
Providence Colorectal Cancer Surgery Program offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and minimally invasive surgical options for patients with cancer of the intestinal tract, rectum, anus or peri-anal area.

Find additional information at Providence Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program.

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