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How common is familial adenomatous polyposis?

The reported incidence of familial adenomatous polyposis varies from 1 in 7,000 to 1 in 22,000 individuals.

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Comment from: suethom, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 03

My father had Gardner's syndrome, and passed away at 60. I was diagnosed with it at age 21, had 3 benign tumors, and had semi-colectomy. Between age 21 and 42 I had millions of polyps removed. At age of 42 they were showing more rapid change, I chose to have an ileostomy, and thought I would live to my 50s or 60. I am now 75, and I feel great! My brother and 2 sisters older than me didn't have it. All are living good lives. My thanks to wonderful doctors. The doctors didn't know if I was starting or stopping Gardner's syndrome.

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Comment from: Ashley, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

At the age of 13 I was tested for the Gardner's Syndrome gene. We found out that it was positive. I had a colonoscopy at 13 and 17 and didn't have any polyps. I just got another one done 3 weeks ago and they found more than 10 polyps. Now I am getting a bunch of tests done for adenomatous polyposis before the doctor and I decide what we what to do. I am only one of three children, my mom and one of her brothers had it, and also my grandmother.

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