Familial adenomatous polyposis
Other Names for this Disease
- Adenomatous polyposis coli
- Adenomatous polyposis of the colon
- Familial adenomatous polyposis of the colon
- Familial intestinal polyposis
- Familial multiple polyposis
Your QuestionI have been diagnosed with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), and my 9-year-old daughter is now having the same signs and symptoms as me. I know you can not give out medical advice, but I'm stuck and need some help for my daughter. How do I find a specialist for children with FAP? At what age do children begin having genetic testing for FAP?
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The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) is a centralized online resource for information about genetic tests. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
- Kory W Jasperson, MS and Randall W Burt, MD. APC-Associated Polyposis Conditions. GeneReviews. March 27, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1345/.