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I wanted to know is cancer common with nf type 1?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Rare but does occur

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a hereditary condition commonly associated with multiple café-au-lait spots on the skin.
These are light brown in color, and in many instances continue to progress with the conversion to malignant melanoma. Many of the patients develop a number of neurofibromas (benign) They are often seen as raised bumps on the skin. Occassionally one can convert to sarcoma.

In brief: Rare but does occur

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a hereditary condition commonly associated with multiple café-au-lait spots on the skin.
These are light brown in color, and in many instances continue to progress with the conversion to malignant melanoma. Many of the patients develop a number of neurofibromas (benign) They are often seen as raised bumps on the skin. Occassionally one can convert to sarcoma.
Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Not common

the lifetime risk for cancer neurofibrosarcoma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 is 8-13%.
. A lot depends on amount of neurofibromas that are present in patient,

In brief: Not common

the lifetime risk for cancer neurofibrosarcoma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 is 8-13%.
. A lot depends on amount of neurofibromas that are present in patient,
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