Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is a hereditary condition in which a person has more than 100 adenomatous colon polyps. These polyps form on the site of normal cells that line a person's colon and form a mass inside the intestinal tract. This condition, which is linked to the APC gene, is hereditary and hence passed from generation to generation. The condition if left without treatment has an almost cent percent chance of developing colorectal cancer.
HOW IS FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is a very rare condition, which affects 1 in 7000 people.