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What is the treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis?

What is the treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis?

Colon resection: Confirming the diagnosis, usually total colectmy required, ( to rule out extra colonic tumors as in gardner syn. ). ...Read more

Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (Definition)

Hereditary condition characterized by multiple polyps in colon which are neoplastic and have ...Read more


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Is there a treatment for familial polyposis?

Is there a treatment for familial polyposis?

FAP IS AN INHERITED: Condition in which numerous polyps form throughout the bowel. If you have a few, they can be endoscopically remomed. However, with time they become too numerous to treat this way individually. To prevent cancer, surgery is indicated, usually late teens to early 20's. But remember, these polyps can reccur throughout your stomach, snall and large bowels so close surveillance is definitely a must. ...Read more

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What is hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap)?

What is hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap)?

Both inherited: In fap presents as colonic polyps ( gardners syn will have other tumors ) , autosomal recessive due to mutations in gate keeper, tumor suppres gene. On the contrary hnpcc or lynch syndrome. Is autosomal dominant, due to dna mismatch in repair, associated with other cancers of stomach, endomet. Ca, ovary, brain, skin etc. ...Read more

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Are there screening options for familial melanoma?

Are there screening options for familial melanoma?

Melanoma screen: All individuals with a family history of melanoma should be screened at least once per year for signs of early melanoma. Melanoma is 99 percent curable if found early, whereas if found late carries a very high mortality rate. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Are there good alternative therapies for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

Yes: There are many different types of cah. They cannot be cured - but the side effects of each - hyper or hypotension, hirsutism or virilization, etc can all be controlled by blocking the over or underactivity of the pathway steroids leading to cortisol, aldosterone and sex hormone production. ...Read more

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Who should undergo genetic counseling for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc)?

Who should undergo genetic counseling for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc)?

Family history: There are a number of different inherited defects that cause hnpcc. A person with strong family history of colon cancer, occurring at a young age should seek counseling. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Yes: Nccn, a nationaly recognized organization publishes guidlines for the treatments of all malignancies including mds. ...Read more

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What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

Many: It depends on the type of esophageal cancer and the stage. Cisplatin plus 5-fu is a common regimen, and it is sometimes given with radiation. Other types of chemo being studied include taxol, gemciteabine, irinotecan, and xeloda (capecitabine). A good website for cancer information is www.Cancer.Gov, the national cancer institute website. Good luck! ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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How is familial adenomatous polyposis inherited?

How is familial adenomatous polyposis inherited?

Autosomal dominant: Enter omim in your browser and go to the database of all inherited diseases. Autosomal dominant means that affected individuals have one normal and one abnormal gene copy, the abnormal one dominating to cause disease. An affected person has a 50% chance to pass on the abnormal gene and fap with each pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is familial adenomatous polyposis inherited?

Autosomal Dominant: Fap is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. This means that if one parent has the gene, and the other parent doesn't, each child has a 50% chance of receiving the gene for fap. The disease causes hundreds of polyps to form in the colon (see the picture), leading to colon cancer. ...Read more

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For what reason colon part is usually prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

For what reason colon part is usually prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

Genetic disorder: Hnpcc also called lynch syndrome results from at least four type of genetic defects involving genes needed for repair of damaged dna. See this site for more info. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lynch-syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for beckwith wiedemann syndrome?

Are there treatments for beckwith wiedemann syndrome?

It depends: Like most genetic syndromes, there can be few or many symptoms or signs. Treatment depends on the severity, and if treatment is possible. Some people may have ti and never be diagnosed with it because the signs are minor. See https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

See a doctor: If the doctor and find the true cause, usually can be treated with medication. You need to see a doctor to find the true cause. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Are there treatment guidelines for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Treat symptoms: While there is no cure for this inherited disorder, it is worth determining which of the 6 types the affected person has. This may guide the needs for cardiac evaluation for valvular or vascular problems, eye exams for vision problem such as lens dislocation, or high-risk obstetric care. ...Read more

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Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Apparently not.: The treatment for this disease is mainly analgesics and nsaids like diclofenac. Colchicine, a drug mainly used in gout, decreases attack frequency in patients, and adding Anakinra to the Colchicine regimen is successful in cases resistant to Colchicine therapy alone. ...Read more

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Are there alternative remedies or treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Are there alternative remedies or treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

BPH treatment: There is a non-surgical way for a person to have BPH treated. It is not covered under medicare at present, to my knowledge. It involves a interventional radiologist embolizing prostatic arteries cutting off blood flow to it. This stops the symptoms of bph. It is best to go to a urologist to discuss this with that doctor. ...Read more

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Best medication or other treatment for medullary carcinoma?

Best medication or other treatment for medullary carcinoma?

Breast? Thyroid?: "medullary carcinoma" is several different diseases depending where it arose. Even in the same organ, there's no one-size-fits-all remedy as no two people present with exactly the same extent of disease. A heads-up on medullary carcinoma of the thyroid is its tendency to run in families and with other endocrinopathies. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Enzyme Replacement: Enzyme replacement therapy can reduce lipid storage, ease pain, and improve organ function. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Are there any treatment options for ?Advanced stage uterine cancer patients?

Radiation, surgery : And chemotherapy: even non-curable cancer may be kept under control with current treatments. If the cancer is too far advanced for control there still are treatments to keep the patient comfortable through palliative and hospice care. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Yes sure: Fap occurs in approximately 1/10, 000 to 1/30, 000 live births, and accounts for less than 1 % of the total colon cancer risk in the United States it happens not only in amish community- but also in other population- such as in ashkenazi jewish population for instance, etc. ...Read more

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I'm having constipation, could it be familial adenomatous polyposis and what are the other symptoms?

I'm having constipation, could it be familial adenomatous polyposis and what are the other symptoms?

Constipation can : Occur without the familial adenomatosis. If you feel you are at risk for fap, you need to see a GI or colon and rectal surgeon and get a colonoscopy. Only then can your constipation be addressed properly. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy at 18 due to pain, bleeding they found four polyps, one being a fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) why only one? More in future?

I had a colonoscopy at 18 due to pain, bleeding they found four polyps, one being a fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) why only one? More in future?

Fap: FAP: it means that you have a disease that runs in the family, which makes you prone to making a lot of polyps at a young age. Some of those can turn into cancer in the future. All your polyps are probably due to FAP. You need regular colonoscopies to screen for new polyps. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have familial adenomatous polyposis at the age of 49?

R/O colon cancer etc: Fap is an autosomal dominant --presented with 100's adenomatous colorectal polyps. In the classic fap- the risk for colorectal cancer is 100% by the time you reach 45Y.O. In adidition, there is also increased risk for duodenal, stomach, thyroid, CNS cancer.Colectomy is recommended to reduce your risk. Upper endoscopy is also recommended. You should see a surgeon re-colectomy-and genetic counsellor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: familial adenomatous polyposis?

What is the definition or description of: familial adenomatous polyposis?

Hereditary condition: Hereditary condition characterized by multiple polyps in colon which are neoplastic and have the potential for malignancy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis?

Colon resection: Confirming the diagnosis, usually total colectmy required, ( to rule out extra colonic tumors as in gardner syn. ). ...Read more

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Does familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole colon?

Yes: Requires surgery. True fap is almost uniformly fatal by age 50. ...Read more

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Can familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole of the colon?

It can: Also impact on other parts of the GI tract including the duodenum. This inherited disorder also is associated with abdominal desmoid tumors. ...Read more

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Familial adenomatous polyposis--how often does it progress to cancer?

Familial adenomatous polyposis--how often does it progress to cancer?

Polyposis: The risk of colon cancer is eight times higher in patients with familial polyposis than the general population. ...Read more

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Familial adenomatous polyposis - is it transmissible to everyone in the family?

50%: If one parent has the condition, approximately 50% of the children will have it. This is an autosomal dominant pattern of heredity. ...Read more

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What is hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap)?

Both inherited: In fap presents as colonic polyps ( gardners syn will have other tumors ) , autosomal recessive due to mutations in gate keeper, tumor suppres gene. On the contrary hnpcc or lynch syndrome. Is autosomal dominant, due to dna mismatch in repair, associated with other cancers of stomach, endomet. Ca, ovary, brain, skin etc. ...Read more

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How is familial adenomatous polyposis inherited?

Autosomal dominant: Enter omim in your browser and go to the database of all inherited diseases. Autosomal dominant means that affected individuals have one normal and one abnormal gene copy, the abnormal one dominating to cause disease. An affected person has a 50% chance to pass on the abnormal gene and fap with each pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is familial adenomatous polyposis inherited?

Autosomal Dominant: Fap is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. This means that if one parent has the gene, and the other parent doesn't, each child has a 50% chance of receiving the gene for fap. The disease causes hundreds of polyps to form in the colon (see the picture), leading to colon cancer. ...Read more

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Is it still possible for me to have familial adenomatous polyposis if parent had colon cancer?

Is it still possible for me to have familial adenomatous polyposis if parent had colon cancer?

Yes if parent has it: Yes if parent had colon cancer due to familial adenomatous polyposis, you could have inherited, only way to rule out is to see your physician , and have a colonascopy done. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

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