Kevin Myers was born with a genetic predisposition to colon cancer. His condition, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis or FAP, is one of a number of inherited colon cancer syndromes,
including Lynch Syndrome and MYH-associated polyposis (MAP).
Patients who were told they had a 1-in-10 chance of winning $50 were more likely to complete home stool blood tests that help screen for colon cancer, according to a new study led by a researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan. The findings appear in a special issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.