A 42-year-old member asked:
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what can you tell me about fanconi anemia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very serious: This is a family of autosomal recessive genetic disorders involving defective DNA repair. The diagnosis can only be made by a subspecialty genetics lab, and a majority eventually develop leukemia; there is also a much greater tendency to develop other solid organ cancers.
Answered on Jul 17, 2014

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