Each polyp has the potential to develop into cancer. The risk of cancer increases with the number of polyps so, preventing their development, or promoting regression, should reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Several critical aspects of the clinical care of patients with FAP are driven, primarily, by the number, size and morphology of the polyps.
- Timing and type of surgery
- Frequency of surveillance examinations
- Number of polypectomies.