As some point in everyone's lifetime the idea of parenthood is considered. But when an individual has either a; serious health condition, genetic disease or tumors of any form the choice of parenthood might include additional consideration to at least be aware of potential risk factors.
With all forms of Neurofibromatosis; NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis the questions to ask and discuss with your doctor might include:
NF1 and NF2 are Autosomal Dominant condition if a parent has NF in every cell in their body they have about a 50% of passing NF to their children. The chances a child will have Schwannomatosis if their parent does is unknown.
If the parent with NF is the first in the family, Mosaic NF with either; NF1, NF2, or Schwannomatosis and did not have NF in every cell in their body, their child is at risk of having a stronger case of NF.
If an individual who inherited NF from a parent, has a child, depending on the form of NF the parent had would determine how mild or severe the NF can be.
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