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If I have a very mild case of NF1, can I hope, that my children would have mild cases, too? I have a few CAL spots and a few fibromas, nothing else.

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Dr. John Scuba
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In brief: NF1

50% of people newly diagnosed with the disorder have no family history of the condition, occurring spontaneously through a mutation in normal genes.
Once this change has taken place, the mutant gene can be passed on to future generations. There is no standard treatment for NF and symptoms-pain, problematic tumors, bone invasion, etc- dictate further care. Because malignant change can occur, Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce mortality rates.

In brief: NF1

50% of people newly diagnosed with the disorder have no family history of the condition, occurring spontaneously through a mutation in normal genes.
Once this change has taken place, the mutant gene can be passed on to future generations. There is no standard treatment for NF and symptoms-pain, problematic tumors, bone invasion, etc- dictate further care. Because malignant change can occur, Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce mortality rates.
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