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Neurofibroma


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Overview

A neurofibroma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumor that develops from the cells and tissues that cover nerves.[1] Some people who develop neurofibromas have a genetic condition known as neurofibromatosis (NF). There are different types of NF, but type 1 is the most common.
Last updated: 7/20/2015

References

  1. Dictionary of cancer terms. National Cancer Institute Web site. http://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms?CdrID=45095. Accessed 7/20/2015.
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