NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,940 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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familial adenomatous polyposis
(fuh-MIH-lee-ul A-deh-NOH-muh-tus PAH-lee-POH-sis)
An inherited condition in which numerous polyps (growths that protrude from mucous membranes) form on the inside walls of the colon and rectum. It increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Also called familial polyposis and FAP.