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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Prevention

There is no way to prevent FAP. However, if you are at risk, you should start colorectal cancer screenings at an early age.

Genetic testing is also available to see if you will develop FAP. If one of your parents has or had FAP, your risk is 50%. If you find through genetic testing that you do not have a FAP-linked mutation, then you will avoid unnecessarly yearly colorectal cancer screenings.

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