The FAP Gene Support Group
(Familial Adenomatous Polyposis)
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My Genetic Journey Booklet
This booklet is a personal account of one man's experience of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Sensitively written, with a touch of humour, it is a very readable auto-biography telling the reader what the textbooks can't.' Dr. Andrea Pithers
The booklet containing 56 pages is now available to Download for free (2mb file) Also from December 2009 New Pages to Download PDF File Word File
December 3rd 2010 now out of print
My name is Mick Mason and in June 1999 at the age of 56 I had a planned operation to remove my colon due to multiple polyps. My wife Ann and I knew it would change our lives but were unclear exactly how. We also knew it was a big operation but without which I would eventually have colon cancer.
Only ten days after my operation and still in hospital we found out, eventually meant now.
have often been asked how cancer had changed my life but a more appropriate
question would soon be "How has a genetic fault altered your life"?
For when I was told I had colon cancer it was also mentioned that it could
be through a faulty gene. At the time I never really took a lot of notice
of the condition mentioned, Famial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) but that
was soon to change.
List of Contents
Part One Life before Cancer
Church Choirs in Leicester
Part Two Cancer
Funny Acting Bowel
Part Three My Genetic Encounters
Start of My Genetic Journey
Part Four The Future
does it hold?