FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS (FAP)

HAYLEY. FAP/DESMOID TUMOR. DIAGNOSED AT 37. ENGLAND.

All this started when I was only the age of 15 and my father passed away at the age of 43, my aunt was told that there was hereditary colon cancer in the family and that it would only affect the men so unfortunately I was never tested. In May of 2012 I had enough of...

DARRELL. FAP/STAGE 3 COLON CANCER. DIAGNOSED AT 43. OKLAHOMA.

My family has no history of colon cancer and I'd never heard of FAP so it came as quite a surprise to me when I was diagnosed with both last spring. In April of last year I went to the Choctaw Health Center in Talihina, Oklahoma, because I was passing blood. Quite a...

JENNY. FAP. DIAGNOSED AT 8. OKLAHOMA.

I was diagnosed with classic Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) around the age of 8. My mother, grandfather and likely some of his siblings were also FAPers. I didn't really understand what that meant until I was diagnosed. Before that I knew what an ostomy was and...

MONICA. FAP. DIAGNOSED AT 15. TEXAS.

The summer of 1988 – I was 15 and that was when my battle with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) began. And for me, it has been a long, hard battle. My father died of colon cancer when he was in his mid-30s. I’m not sure of the details because he and my mother...

SCOTT. FAP. DIAGNOSED AT 22. SCOTLAND.

This is my story. I was diagnosed at the age of 22. My only symptom at the time being some blood in my stool. There are no other family members who have FAP, I am the first link in the chain, so you can imagine I was really terrified when I got the news, fearing that...

FELICIA. FAP/DESMOID TUMOR. DIAGNOSED AT 17. TEXAS.

My name is Felicia Wagner.  I am 27 years old, but was diagnosed with Gardner Syndrome/FAP when I was 17 years old.  I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA.  I knew I had it prior to my diagnosis, because my father, who was the carrier, saw the physical symptoms...

MICHELLE. FAP. DIAGNOSED AT 39. UNITED KINGDOM.

Hi my name is Michelle. I'm 44 I come fro Tredegar South Wales, UK. It was just over 16 years ago and I was 39 weeks into my pregnancy with my 3rd child. Was very excited, as it was a boy as we lost our second child to cot death two years before. I went for a check up...