• Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is a rare disorder in which many polyps form in the colon and will turn to cancer if not treated. #FamilialAdenomatousPolyposis #FAP #Polyp #ColonCancer

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Arnold Chiari Malformation. In today’s edition we will learn about Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and will feature Jenny Jones What is Familial Adenomatous Polyposis? According the the U.S. Library of Medicine, “Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an inherited disorder characterized by cancer of the large intestine (colon) and rectum.” A person with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis can have hundreds of polyps in their colon and is usually present in the teenage years. If not treated, these polyps…