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What is familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) syndrome?

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Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare condition characterized by the presence of more than hundreds or even thousands of benign polyps, or growths in the large intestine and upper respiratory tract. It is thought to be present in about 1% of all people diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year.

From: Inherited Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic.

The American Journal of Pathology : "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis-Associated Thyroid Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

Cleveland Clinic.

The American Journal of Pathology : "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis-Associated Thyroid Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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