Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a form of colorectal cancer. It is evidenced by anywhere from hundreds to thousands of polyps forming in your colon.
Colon cancer is one of the many types of cancer. It is also referred to as colorectal cancer. Colon cancer begins in your colon (large intestine). Rectal cancer begins in the last several inches of your colon, which is your rectum that is near your anus. When taken together they are referred to as colorectal cancers.
Cancer is more than just a single disease. It is a large group of diseases. Cancer is evidenced 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).
Familial adenomatous polyposis is an inherited colorectal cancer syndrome. Familial stands for the fact that this condition runs in families. Adenomatous stands for the kind of polyps that form in your colon and small intestine. Polyposis means having lots of polyps in your colon.
Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women and men in the United States. Familial adenomatous polyposis is responsible for about 1 % of all the cases of colorectal cancer.
Familial adenomatous polyposis is caused by a defect (mutation) in the adenomatous polyposis APC (coli) gene that is on chromosome No. 5. However, no one knows for sure what causes this defect to occur.
Familial adenomatous polyposis may not cause any signs or symptoms. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may experience are:
- Bleeding from your rectum
- Anemia (lack of healthy red blood cells)
- Unintended weight loss
- Change in bowel habits
- Abdominal pain
You or a loved one may have familial adenomatous polyposis. Familial adenomatous polyposis and/or complications that have resulted from this condition may be the cause of your disability and why you cannot work.
You may need assistance because of this. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by familial adenomatous polyposis and/or complications that have resulted from this condition. You or your loved one may have already tried this option, and your application was denied by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one has considered reapplying or appealing the denial, remember this important fact. The simple truth is that people who are represented by a disability attorney are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer fighting for them.
Please do not wait. This is far too important to you or your loved one. Contact the disability attorney at Social Security Home today.