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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the life expectancy of a person with neurofibromatosis type 2?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Shortened: Life expectancy for people with NF-2 is generally shortened compared to non-affected and NF-1 affected people, but it is also highly dependent on a number of potential conditions, and available treatments. I've added a link that is more comprehensive, and I hope it helps. http://www.ctf.org/pdf/brochures/NF2_Info_for_Patients_Families.pdf
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Life expectancy: Life expectancy in NF 2 is 65 years of age
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
65 yrs: The average life expectancy for someone with NF2 is 65 years of age.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me the life expectancy for someone with neurofibromatosis type 2?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Much better: In past the past the average life span of individuals with NF2 was shortened compared to people without NF2. Improvements in diagnosis and management have changed this statistic.I would discuss it with your neurologist since she/he knows the specifics of your condition
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the life expectancy for someone with neurofibromatosis type 2?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Shortened: Life expectancy for people with NF-2 is generally shortened compared to non-affected and NF-1 affected people, but it is also highly dependent on a number of potential conditions, and available treatments. I've added a link that is more comprehensive, and I hope it helps. http://www.ctf.org/pdf/brochures/NF2_Info_for_Patients_Families.pdf

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