Skip Navigation
 
 
 
 xxx
 
Print This Page
Share this page: More
 

Treatment for Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1

Treatment for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) depends on the symptoms that a person has:

Symptoms:Treatment Options:
ADHD
  • medications
  • behavioral therapy
bony lesions
  • bracing
  • observation
  • surgery
brain tumors
  • observation
  • surgery
  • drug therapy currently under clinical investigation
dermal neurofibromas
  • observation
  • surgery
  • drug therapy currently under clinical investigation
learning disabilities
  • IEP
  • medications
  • clinical trials
malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy
optic pathway glioma
  • observation
  • chemotherapy
pain
  • medications
  • acupuncture
  • behavioral interventions
plexiform tumors
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy
  • surgery
  • drug therapy currently under clinical investigation
vascular complications
  • surgery
  • observation
  • medications

Other treatment options for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)

  • Observation and evaluation are often the primary treatments for tumors associated with NF1.
  • Surgery may be considered for some tumors.
  • Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both may be used to treat some tumors associated with NF1.

While there is currently no cure for NF1, there are clinical trials available at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center at 410-502-6732.

 
 
 
 
 
 

© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy and Disclaimer