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

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Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Polyposis

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

In brief: Polyposis

The risk of colon cancer is eight times higher in patients with familial polyposis than the general population.
Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Nearly always

Adenomatous polyposis coli (apc) nearly always leads to colon cancer.
Prophylactic colectomy is recommended for any one with multiple polyps due to apc.

In brief: Nearly always

Adenomatous polyposis coli (apc) nearly always leads to colon cancer.
Prophylactic colectomy is recommended for any one with multiple polyps due to apc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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