Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neurofibromatosis Outlook

What to expect with neurofibromatosis:

  • The outlook depends on the severity of the illness, and the location of the neurofibroma tumors.
  • Most people have a normal life expectancy.
  • About 10 percent of people with neurofibromatosis develop cancerous tumors, which spread to many parts of the body.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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