Colonic Polyps Symptoms, Causes & More

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2. Lynch Syndrome & Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)

Hereditary genetic mutations sometimes cause colonic polyps. The most frequently occurring inherited type of colon cancer is Lynch syndrome. Although few polyps may develop, they turn cancerous quickly. Tumors may also occur in the small intestine, stomach, urinary tract, ovaries and breast.

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare genetic disorder in which hundreds or thousands of polyps begin to form in the colon during the teen years. Without treatment, a person with FAP is almost certain to develop colon cancer by age 40.2‘Colon Polyps.’ Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 28 Aug. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/symptoms-causes/syc-20352875.

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