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Neurofibromatosis Treatment

Treatment for neurofibromatosis varies according to the location and type of tumor(s) present. For growing pediatric brain tumors, the standard treatment is chemotherapy, but surgery and radiation may also be required.

Peripheral nerve and spinal tumors are treated with surgery, and malignant nerve and spinal tumors are treated with a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. 

Due to the majority of patients that experience learning disabilities, the Children's Cancer Hospital has developed a special intervention program to assist these patients with educational support needs.

If your child has been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Clinical Trials

The most innovative treatments for childhood are offered as part of clinical trials, which are closely monitored studies to test the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. Go to MD Anderson's list of current pediatric clinical trials to see if your child might be eligible.

You can also visit our Clinical Trials database or speak to your doctor.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • Access to novel therapies and state-of-the-art technologies before most children’s hospitals
  • We see more types of cancer than any other children’s hospital in Texas
  • Family-centered care that actively involves parents in their child’s treatment
  • A strong cancer research program focused on developing new therapies for pediatric patients
  • Comprehensive support services such as an accredited school program, creative arts, child life and career counseling
  • An Adolescent and Young Adult Program that specializes in the unique medical and psychological needs of patients aged 15-25

Neurofibromatosis Knowledge Center

Treatment at MD Anderson

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