by Kyra Holzmacher
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Neurofibromatosis is not preventable, but certain symptoms caused by NF can be prevented if caught early enough. Regular check ups are needed for all people with any type of NF to ensure symptoms do not worsen. They will need surgery if any tumors develop, and depending on the type of NF, the symptoms may grow as they age. As of now, there is no cure for any of the subcategories of NF.
Living with NF
Scientists and doctors have studied NF1 and NF2 much more than they have had a chance to learn about Schwannomatosis. We still do not know all the factors that cause Schwannomatosis, and there are many developments yet to be explored. For example, new developments in laser technology allowed a new option for the removal of a neurofibromas.