Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited condition in which numerous polyps form mainly in the epithelium of the large intestine. While these polyps start out benign, malignant transformation into colon cancer occurs when not treated.

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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis - Treatment
... Various medications are being investigated for slowing malignant degeneration of polyps, most prominently the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ... The NSAIDS have been shown to significantly decrease the number of polyps but do not usually alter management since there are still too many polyps to be followed and treated endoscopically ...
Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
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Adenomatous Polyposis Coli - Role in Cancer
... Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is caused by mutations in the APC gene ... in families with classic and attenuated types of familial adenomatous polyposis ... The most common mutation in familial adenomatous polyposis is a deletion of five bases in the APC gene ...

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