- CASE FILE
I have a genetic disorder of the nervous system. It causes tumors to grow on inside and outside of the body.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a condition characterized by changes in skin coloring and the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain, and other parts of the body. You can get neurofibromatosis from your parents, or it can happen because of a mutation in your genes. Once you have it, there is a 50% chance you can pass it along to your children. Usually the tumors are benign, but sometimes they can become cancerous.