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Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

Possible: NIH diagnostic criteria for NF1 with two or more of following features:1)6 or more café-au-lait macules over 5 mm in diameter prepubertal individuals over 15 mm in greatest diameter in postpubertal..2) 2or more neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma.3)Freckling in armpit or groin areas4)Optic glioma (optic nerve tumor)5) > 2 Lisch nodules(iris of eye)6)typical bone lesions 7)1deg relative nf1 ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is neurofibromatosis a cancer?

Is neurofibromatosis a cancer?

NO: Nf is a genetic disosrder that can predispose patient to tumors, mostly benign such as neurofibromas tumors of skin and other tissues .Plexiform neurofibromas are deeper tumors that affect nerves. These rarely become malignant. Other tumors can involve optic nerve (gliomas) , acoustic nerves (neuromas), meningiomas, astrocytoma brain, intestinal tumors (carcinoids)and adrenal pheochromocytomas. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neurofibromatosis?

Clinical diagnosis: The best test for neutofibromatosis is a physical examination by a practitioner familiar with the nih criteria. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is neurofibromatosis?

Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis or nf is an inherited disorder or one that occur spontaneously in a patient. It is a disorder that involves the nerves, structures that carry information from the brain to outlying parts of our bodies. In nf there are tumors, which in most cases are benign that arise from these nerves. The disease is extremely variable in how it affects a patient. ...Read more

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I have neurofibromatosis. What should i do?

Get information: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/detail_neurofibromatosis.htm This is website with a lot of accurate information, ...Read more

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My friend has neurofibromatosis. What is that?

My friend has neurofibromatosis. What is that?

NF resource: Here is a great resource where you can find lots of answers about neurofibromatosis: http://www.nfnetwork.org/ ...Read more

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I'm scared I might have neurofibromatosis, what symptoms should I be wary of?

Cafe Au Lait spots: Which look like this: http://www.Sciencephoto.Com/media/259913/enlarge . Also, the spot must appear, that is, not be there from birth (that would be a birthmark). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for neurofibromatosis?

Is there a cure for neurofibromatosis?

No: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occur on visible areas of the body may be removed surgically. Surgery also may be performed to remove schwannomas and nerve tissue tumors (neurofibromas) that cause pain, sensory loss, and loss of function. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or treatment for neurofibromatosis?

Is there a cure or treatment for neurofibromatosis?

Neurofibromatosis: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and the goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occur on visible areas of the body may be removed surgically. Surgery also may be performed to remove schwannomas and nerve tissue tumors (neurofibromas) that cause pain, sensory loss, and loss of function. ...Read more

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Md wants to treat neurofibromatosis. What if I don't?

Learn what U can: Nf is not a single disease but a collection of disorders. Some are mild & have minimal effect & some feature slow growing tumors that can distroy hearing or other vital organs.You need to verify the form you are working with and its features. A genetic counselor can help you sort thru much of the written material so you can make an informed decision on any proposal. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition characterized by caf_ au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign ...Read more