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FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is an inherited disorder that is characterized by the cancer of the large intestine and rectum. If these are left untreated, they turn into malignant cells. Symptoms are:
• Colorectal polyps that may bleed and cause bloody stools
• Gradual development of anemia
• Weight loss
• Altered bowel habit
• Metastasis of the liver
HOW IS FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is done by evaluating the symptoms. Genetic testing is the most commonly followed testing method. Gastroenterologists may order for a CT scan or a colonoscopy for detecting the presence of polyps. Upper endoscopy may also be done for diagnosing the disease. Regular scan and tests are recommended in patients having a family history of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
HOW IS FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS TREATED?
Partial or complete removal of the colon (colectomy) is usually recommended for individuals with classical FAP at an appropriate age. Sulindac is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) usually used for arthritis, but is sometimes prescribed for individuals with FAP who have had a colectomy to treat polyps in the remaining rectum. They are also treated variously with surgery, NSAIDs, anti-estrogen medications, chemotherapy and/or radiation depending on the details in each case. Genetic counseling is recommended for individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis and their at-risk family members.
DID YOU KNOW?
Individuals suffering this are prone to colon cancer.