Cancer is much larger and wider than one disorder. Cancer involves many different diseases. Cancer is marked by cells that are invasive (they invade and destroy adjacent tissue), aggressive (they grow and divide without respect to normal limits) and sometimes metastatic (they spread to other parts of the body).
There are many different forms of cancer. They are usually designated by where they start in your body. For instance, gall bladder cancer originates in your gall bladder. Kidney cancer starts in your kidneys. As you probably are aware, cancer may metastasize (spread) to other areas of your body, but it is still called by where it began in your body.
Colon cancer is one of the many forms of cancer. Colon cancer is also known as colorectal cancer. Colon cancer originates in your large intestine (colon). Rectal cancer starts in the last several inches of your colon. This is the part of your rectum that is close to your anus. When these cancers are considered together, they are known as colorectal cancers.
Familial polyposis coli is a kind of colorectal cancer. Familial polyposis coli is marked by anywhere from hundreds to thousands of polyps developing in your colon. If you have been diagnosed with familial polyposis coli, this may enable you to get social security disability benefits such as SSDI or SSI. What you really ought to do is to contact one of the social security attorneys at disabilitycasereview.com to see what they have to say. The social security attorneys at disabilitycasereview.com know how to deal with the Social Security Administration in the matter of disability benefits.
Familial polyposis coli is referred to in several other ways. It is also known as colon cancer, familial, FAP, Familial polyposis syndrome, polyposis coli, familial intestinal polyposis, familial multiple polyposis syndrome and MYH-associated polyposis, to name some of the other ways in which this disorder is designated.
Familial polyposis coli is an inherited colorectal cancer syndrome. Familial is used to show that this disease runs in families. Polyposis refers to the fact that anywhere from hundreds to thousands of polyps may form in your colon. Coli is used for bacteria that inhabits your colon or intestine.
The third most common form of cancer in both men and women in the United States is colon cancer. Familial polyposis coli accounts for somewhere around 1% of all the cases of colorectal cancer.
Familial polyposis coli is brought about by a mutation (defect) that occurs in the adenomatous polyposis APC (coli) gene that is located on chromosome No. 5. At the present time, no one knows for sure what leads to this defect taking place.
Familial polyposis coli may not result in any signs or symptoms at all. However, when the disorder progresses, some of the signs and symptoms that you may have include:
- Abdominal pain
- A change in your bowel habits
- Weight loss that is unintentional
- Anemia (a lack of healthy red blood cells)
- Bleeding that occurs from your rectum
- How likely am I to get colon cancer if my father had it terminally? (zocdoc.com)
- Colorectal Cancer on the Rise in Adults Under 50 (webmd.com)
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