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Stanford's Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) Expertise

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is rare, and it can be difficult to find a doctor with extensive experience in treating patients with this condition. The specialists at Stanford's Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program not only treat FAP, but have expertise managing complex cases utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies and treatments available today.

Stanford's Gastrointestinal Cancer Program offers exceptional treatment and care, including:

  • Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
    Surgery is the first barrier against the development or progression of familial adenomatous polyposis. The colorectal surgery program at Stanford is one of the most distinguished programs in the nation, and can provide patients the most skilled and least invasive surgery possible for this condition.
  • Genetic Analysis and Counseling
    Because familial adenomatous polyposis is caused by a genetic alteration in a specific gene it is very important for FAP patients and their families to be evaluated by a genetic counselor. The Stanford Cancer Center has genetic counselors who specialize in FAP genetic mutations can ensure that patients are carefully monitored so that if they develop cancer it can detected early when it is most treatable, and help determine which other members of a patient's family may be at risk.

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