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Can a person with neurofibromatosis type 2 die young?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
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In brief: NF-2

The average life expectancy for someone with NF2 is 65 years of age with appropriate screening and intervention.

In brief: NF-2

The average life expectancy for someone with NF2 is 65 years of age with appropriate screening and intervention.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Less long life

Life expectancy of individuals with NF2 lower than the average person.
Lower mortality number is the results of issues that arise as tumors grow within the brain and along the spine. As tumors grow; the brain, nerves and muscles weaken,affecting the whole body along the way. Recovery after treatments from brain and spine tumors becomes harder and harder, as some individuals with many surgeries.

In brief: Less long life

Life expectancy of individuals with NF2 lower than the average person.
Lower mortality number is the results of issues that arise as tumors grow within the brain and along the spine. As tumors grow; the brain, nerves and muscles weaken,affecting the whole body along the way. Recovery after treatments from brain and spine tumors becomes harder and harder, as some individuals with many surgeries.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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