Learn more about the conditions that fall under the name “neurofibromatosis”.
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a complex, often devastating set of genetic disorders with possible complications throughout the entire body that may also hold the genetic mystery to a host of other human ailments. Affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people or 2 million people worldwide, it appears equally in all races, ethnic groups and both sexes.
A common complication for a person with NF is the growth of tumors on the nerves anywhere in and on the body. There are currently several separate, distinct disorders classified as neurofibromatosis. This includes neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis. Others are also being identified.
If you or a loved one has NF, it is vital to be armed with a strong knowledge and understanding about the disorder and to see an NF doctor who is not only knowledgeable but also very experienced in the treatment of NF.
On this website and on links that take you beyond, we hope you find some of the answers that you are looking for.
This booklet may be downloaded for FREE. It may also be mailed FREE to any NF family or individual who is new to NF Midwest and resides in the NF Midwest service region of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa or the east half of Missouri. If you are not in these regions you may contact the NF Network.
For my family, getting involved with NF Midwest and fundraising really helped us on so many levels. We met other families who we could really relate to, our daughter met other kids with NF and we stayed informed and continued to learn about the disease. Also by fundraising, we knew we could help make a difference for the cause. NF Midwest has been a true support to us over the years.
The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice on Neurofibromatosis. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional.