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are strokes and cancer normal symptoms of huntington's disease?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
No: Huntington's disease is a slowly progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system that spans many years. During that time patients may suffer strokes or heart attacks or develop cancer. These disorders are not related to the underlying huntington's disease.
Answered on Feb 26, 2014
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Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
No: Stroke & cancer are in no way related to huntington's disease, rest assured. They are all completely separate, unrelated conditions. Best of luck, rmh :).
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
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