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How do medications treat neurofibromatosis?

Although there are medications being studied for the treatment of neurofibromatosis, there is no cure for neurofibromatosis. Instead, most doctors turn to surgery to remove the tumors associated with the condition or radiation therapy to shrink the tumors. Doctors may, however, use medication to treat such neurofibromatosis symptoms and side effects as seizures or headaches. Talk to your doctor about which treatment options are best for you.

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