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polyposis syndrome, physician, cancer, gastrointestinalThe first step in the evaluation of a child suspected to have a polyposis syndrome is a visit with the team during which a thorough medical history, a detailed family history and physical evaluation are performed. Through discussion and review of records, the team decides on a set of recommendations that may include endoscopic procedures and genetic testing after genetic counseling. A family pedigree, as in a diagram, helps the physicians in formulating a detailed plan of action. 

Click here for an example of a family with colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal polyps and FAP as well as cancers outside the gut.

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