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Can neurofibromatosis be prevented?

Neurofibromatosis cannot be prevented. However, because neurofibromatosis is a hereditary condition, it is possible to utilize gene counseling before having a child. If you or your partner have neurofibromatosis or a family member with this condition, talk to your doctor about genetic testing.

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