Notice: Users may be experiencing issues with displaying some pages on stanfordhealthcare.org. We are working closely with our technical teams to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
There is no way to prevent FAP. However, if you are at risk, you should start colorectal cancer screenings at an early age.
Genetic testing is also available to see if you will develop FAP. If one of your parents has or had FAP, your risk is 50%. If you find through genetic testing that you do not have a FAP-linked mutation, then you will avoid unnecessarly yearly colorectal cancer screenings.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!