Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Overview


Tumour Group: Other Brain Tumours and Related Conditions
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Contents
Description of Tumour
Symptoms
Treatment / Standard of Care
Prognosis
References

Description of Tumour


Neurofibromatosis Type 2 is an autosomal dominant disorder that is passed from one generation to the next but in 50% of the cases it is a spontaneous new mutation. It is usually diagnosed by the presence of acoustic neuromas (schwannomas) arising on both the right and left vestibular-cochlear nerves and patients often present with deafness. The second most common type of brain tumour in children with this disorder is meningiomas.

Symptoms


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Treatment / Standard of Care


Information to come.

Prognosis  


A prognosis is an estimate of the likely progress of a disease after a diagnosis, based on an average patient group. Since every person is different, please take time to talk with your health care team about how this information applies to you.

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For brain tumour patients, a prognosis depends on several factors, which can include age and other health issues, the size of the tumour, its molecular profile, the type of tumour, how much can be removed, and its response to treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Information to come.

References


Image credited to The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

When Tanya was diagnosed with multiple brain tumours at the age of 40, she was shocked. Falling sick had been the furthest thing from her mind. An active and independent woman, she was scared but also determined to live the best life possible. A CT scan and MRI lead to the discovery of nine tumours of varying types, locations and sizes on her brain. This was soon diagnosed as Neurofibromatosis Type 2. 

Read about Tanya and her journey in this inspiring story of strength >>

 

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