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.
If parent had APC. A parent having colon cancer is not how one gets adenomatous polyposis coli (apc). If one of your parents had apc only then you would be at risk for apc. You are still at risk for colon cancer and should follow your doctor's advice for colon cancer screening.

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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...

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...

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

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

Life expectancy of colon cancer==similar to parent if familial?

Yes and no. If you a have a true familial form (generally this means multiple 1 st degree relatives have it. Usually happens at an earlier age) then yes the course of disease is similiar. If by familial you mean 1 relative had it, then no it is variable and progress differently. Read more...

If parent had colon cancer at 80, what is risk of offspring getting it after 65? No other known family member was diagnosed with GI tumor or condition

Cancer screening. Cancer screening is recommended and all populations over the age of 50. In your case it does not matter if a family member had cancer at the age of 80 you should have your screening at the age of 50 regardless. The only time this becomes significant is if a family member has cancer around the age of 50 in which case immediate family should be screen 10 years prior to that age. Read more...

If theres hereditary predisposition of colon cancer how often should a person do colonoscopy and wha are the risk factors? And What is polyposis test?

Colon CA/screening. ACS screening for families that have a strong history. There are families that have predisposition to develop color and rectal CA. They say screening should start 10 yrs prior to the family members Dx. Say mom Dx at 40, screening would start at 30 in her family. Once you've had the first scope re can be made on the frequency, every 3 to 5 yrs depending on number of members Dx. Read more...

If I have a parent who had colon cancer, what tests do I need to do and when?

A Colonoscopy. It would be a good idea to do a colonoscopy at the age 10 years younger than when your parent was diagnosed. If you parent was diagnosed over the age of 60 you should start at the age of 50. Read more...
Colonoscopy. Colonoscopy is the best screening test for colon cancer. You should start getting them when your age is 10 yrs less than the age when your parent got diagnosed with cancer. Read more...
Colonoscopy. Colonoscopy and removal of polyps is the best way to avoid colon cancer. Usually first colonoscopy is recommended at age 50, however in a person with strong family history screening at an earlier age would be appropriate. You should consult your doctor for a fuller discussion and evaluation. Read more...