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Can a person with neurofibromatosis type 2 die young?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
NF-2: The average life expectancy for someone with NF2 is 65 years of age with appropriate screening and intervention.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Less long life: Life expectancy of individuals with NF2 lower than the average person.Lower mortality number is the results of issues that arise as tumors grow within the brain and along the spine. As tumors grow; the brain, nerves and muscles weaken,affecting the whole body along the way. Recovery after treatments from brain and spine tumors becomes harder and harder, as some individuals with many surgeries.
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Last updated Dec 6, 2014
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