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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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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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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