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Nervous system cancers

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Brain and other central nervous system tumours | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

Information on tumours that start in the brain or other parts of the central nervous system (CNS)

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Neurofibroma - Skin Cancer Clinic

Neurofibroma commonly occur as a solitary mobile soft skin-coloured lump. Multiple neurofibromas may be part of the genetic condition Neurofibromatosis.

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Alcohol: what is it? - myDr.com.au

Alcohol is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the activity of the central nervous system.

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Brain Foundation | Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular schwannoma, neurinoma) Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description The eighth cranial nerve - also known as the auditory or vestibulocochlear nerve - consists of the vestibular and cochlear divisions, which runs from the inner ear to the brain

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Acoustic Neuroma - Whirled Foundation

Support for chronic imbalance sufferers

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Types of childrens cancers | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

This section provides specific information on different types of childrens cancers, including known risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis Category: Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Health Topic: Nerve Problems Send by email View as PDF Send by post The term neurofibromatosis (NF) is used in a general way to describe two completely separate genetic conditions, caused by different faulty genes

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Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a term used to describe two completely separate genetic conditions – NF1 and NF2. These two types of neurofibromatosis are caused by different faulty genes, which may be inherited or may have spontaneously changed (mutated) at conception. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1 – also called von Recklinghausen’s disease) is the most common type.

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 - myDr.com.au

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common inherited condition affecting approximately one in 3000 people. It is also known as von Recklinghausen`s disease.

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Acoustic neuroma - Better Health Channel

In its earlier stages, an acoustic neuroma can present similar symptoms to other, less serious conditions, which may delay diagnosis and treatment.

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