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A 35-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 40 years experience
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.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
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 :).

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