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A 42-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 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 33 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is the life expectancy for people with neurofibromatosis type 1?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Hugely variable: No two cases are alike, and the illness is modified by other genes. One of the board members of one of my medical schools was a successful and popular physician who had the illness. Best wishes.
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