Familial adenomatous polyposis

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What is familial adenomatous polyposis?

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited disorder characterized by cancer of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. The syndrome is characterized by the development of hundreds of adenomatous polyps in the colon and rectum of affected individuals by early adulthood.

Common symptoms reported by people with familial adenomatous polyposis

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Treatments taken by people with familial adenomatous polyposis

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Compare treatments taken by people with familial adenomatous polyposis

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Who has familial adenomatous polyposis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 12
40s 15
50s 18
60s 5
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 51

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 32
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from familial adenomatous polyposis patients who have completed their condition history
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