signs and suymptoms of Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 24, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Hi. I was wondering if anyone out there knows what the signs and symptoms of the above disease are. My Father had recently undergone surgery(he is 67) to excise a polyp from the bowel. His father died of cancer(I don't know of what type). I am concerned that maybe I will have the same fate and would like to avoid it if possible. What causes this disease that humans can control(through diet, etc.)? ANy feedback would be appreciated.

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:03 PM

i would recommend getting your screeings done on a regular basis (colon and prostate cancer runs on my dad's side - so he started getting regualr screenings at about 35 years old)



on June 24, 2011
at 05:59 PM

me too! did you have the curly hair variant? how about the wet earwax variant?



on June 24, 2011
at 04:24 PM

have you ever had 23andme done? its a pretty comprehensive genetic test, and as new info and tests becomes available, they update you. they can tell you what diseases you are at a higher risk of developing. the test kit is pretty expensive, but i got mine on sale around Christmastime for only $99.

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:19 PM

You can general type such specific terms into a search engine, e.g. google, and get a pretty quick response: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familial_adenomatous_polyposis#Signs_and_symptoms

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