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types of neurofibromatosis

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience in Neurology
NF: Acoustic neuroma or what is called now vestibular shwannoma cosidered as neurofibromatosis type 2, nf-1 is the one with hyperpigmented spots and optic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stress reduction: Try yoga & meditation- google & choose the ones you prefer. Try to ignore the ignorant ones! NF1 may not exacerbate due to stress.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
NF-2: The average life expectancy for someone with NF2 is 65 years of age with appropriate screening and intervention.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neurofibromatosis: It depends on how severely affected the patient is with the disorder. The earlier the diagnosis and the most number of lesions and location (particula ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Cancer spread: Metastasis means that the cancer spread to a different location via the blood, lymphatics, or other means. Cancer can go almost anywhere in the body d ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Fetaure variations: About 90% represent new mutations but in those studied in great detail, all have the same base pair substitution in the gene. The gene regulating a fi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, some types of anemia are due to inherited or genetic defects. Sickle cell anemia occurs most frequently in people of african, african-american, a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Salafsky
55 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Rarely yes: Almost all patients with tay-sach lack hexosaminidse a activity due to mutations in the hex a gene. The infantile form have less than 5% activity whi ... Read More
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A 79-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many types!: Diabetes, B12 deficiency, heavy metal toxicity, drugs (medication side effects), vasculitis associated with autoimmune diseases are all causes. Howev ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Elboim
48 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Many types: There are many types of brain tumors, both benign and malignant (cancer). However, even benign brain tumors can cause serious problems, depending on w ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Autosomal syndromes: Autosomal syndromes of the heart include vasovagal syncope, vasodepressor syncope and postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS).
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dwarfism types: Types are; achondroplasia, growth hormone deficiency, & others such as turner syndrome or hypothyroidism.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Multiple: There are multiple types of lung cancers based on cells that cancer originates from. Two broad categories are small cell which tends to be more system ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The majority of the cases are invasive squamous cell cancers, usually arising from the ectocervix. 10-15% may be adenocarcinoma arising from endocervi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Adenocarcinoma: 95% of pancreatic cancers are adenocarcinoma; the remaining 5% are hormone making tumors called neuroendocrine tumors (such as insulinomas, gastrinoma ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
3: Dilated, Hypertrophic and Restrictive.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Malignant: By definition, malignant tumors are cancerous. A tumor is just an abnormal swelling - many times it is benign (no serious, imminent concern). But if ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience in Ophthalmology
Three: There are three basic types that differ on their inheritance pattern (sex linked, recessive and autosomal dominate) and severity the recessive the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Yes.: The type of breast cancer reflects the cells of origin within the breast and what these cancer cells look like under the microscope. Different types ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
4 main types: Most melanomas are called superficial spreading. Theyt tend to start by growing in the top planes of the skin and then go deeper. Nodular melanomas ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Cannot spread.: Tumors are collections of cells that multiply, creating "growths" or "lumps". Tumors may be benign or malignant. A benign tumor lacks the ability to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience in Pathology
Yes: There are many congenital factor deficiencies. The ones that are called hemophilia are known as a, b, and c. These are due to the loss of factors vi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
Various: Many different tumors can involve the thymus, including cysts, simple increase in size (hyperplasia), thymoma (benign and malignant), squamous cancer, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes it is possible: Diagnosis of NF is dependent on a multitude of findings. There are many requirements including a certain amount of café au lait spots, freckles in th ... Read More

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