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This fact sheet contains general information about Serrated Polyposis syndrome (SPS). Each person should be referred to a genetic service for further information and advice.

Key Points

  • People with SPS have an increased chance of developing bowel polyps (serrated and hyperplastic polyps). 
  • Polyps are not cancerous but if left untreated, bowel (colorectal) cancer can develop.
  • The genetic cause for SPS is not yet known. 
  • Men and women can be referred to a genetic service where experts can provide information, advice and support about their chance of developing cancer.

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15 Jun 2021