JENNY. FAP. DIAGNOSED AT 8. OKLAHOMA.

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...
MONICA. FAP. DIAGNOSED AT 15. TEXAS.

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.

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...