Familial Polyposis

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Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a genetic disease that can be inherited. If a person has FAP, they are likely to get colorectal cancer. If FAP is not treated, there is about a 100% chance you will receive colorectal cancer. FAP produces growths with mucus on the inside walls of the colon and rectum. The growths are called polyps. You can get between 100 and 1000 polyps in just 10 years. The genetic test that they run for FAP is a blood screening test for the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene. The blood test is for checking for a mutation in the APC gene. If the results are positive, closely related family members should be tested too. You should also be tested if colon cancer is hereditary, or if you have a history of more than…show more content…
I would say if the person getting tested is over 18, they should be able to know what the test is about and the results. If they are 18, they should be mature enough to understand that the genetic test is not 100% accurate, but they need to be wary about your future.

If the child the parents are getting tested is adopted, the rules should differ. When a child goes up for adoption, they should automatically get a genetic test for mutations in genes because they might not know the child's family history. If the place of adoption does not test the child, it should be a requirement to whoever adopts the kid to get it genetically tested before the parents can take the child home.
This is just my opinion on what I would do about the issues relating genetic testing with the American Society of Human Genetics. If you have an immediate family member with a genetic disease or condition, you should have a blood screening test ran to possibly save you from getting the same
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