Epidemiology of familial adenomatous polyposis in Finland: impact of family screening on the colorectal cancer rate and survival.

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The incidence and prevalence rates of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) in Finland between 1961 and 1990 were estimated from Finnish polyposis registry data comprising 81 FAP families, including 251 affected patients. In addition, the effect of family screening on the occurrence of colorectal carcinoma was evaluated by comparing the call up and proband… (More)

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