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Glossary for Nerve cancer

  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neurofibromatosis: Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome: A rare disorder where the patients has symptoms of neurofibromatosis (nerve tumors) and Noonan syndrome (short stature, bleeding problems, heart defect, unusual facial features, skeletal anomalies, webbed neck).
  • Neurological system tumors: Tumors of the nerves or neurological system, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system


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