What can I do to reduce my risk of cancer? Please note this link takes you to another ASCO website. A mutation in the APC gene gives a person an increased lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer or other cancers of the digestive tract. A person with more than adenomatous colon polyps is considered to have FAP. Screening options may change over time as new technologies are developed and more is learned about FAP and its subtypes.
Madalynn. Age: 21.
Turcot syndrome is considered a variant of either FAP or Lynch syndrome , rather than a distinct genetic condition by itself.
Galilea. Age: 20.
Medulloblastoma most often occurs in children and is commonly found in families who have features of FAP. Benign noncancerous skin changes, such as epidermoid cysts and fibromas Adrenal masses Are there subtypes of FAP? How common is classic FAP and its subtypes? Are there other ways to reduce cancer risks? Surgery to remove the colon is often the most effective way to manage the polyps and reduce the risk for colorectal cancer. Questions to ask the health care team If you are concerned about your risk of colorectal cancer or other types of cancer, talk with your health care team. This type of brain tumor begins in the cerebellum, the back of the brain.