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Acoustic Neuroma

A benign tumor that develops in the vestibulocochlear nerve causing  symptoms related to hearing and balance.

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Alzheimer's disease

A type of dementia resulting in a progressive loss in cognition and characterized by short-term memory loss.

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Astrocytoma

A type of cancer occurring in the brain or spinal cord that principally arises from astrocytes, the supportive cells.

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Brainstem Glioma

Brainstem Glioma is a type of brain tumor that arises from

the glial cells located in

the brainstem.

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Cerebellar Astrocytoma

Tumors originate from the astrocyte type of cell in the cerebellum, which is a part of the brain.

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Chest-wall sarcoma

Chest-wall Sarcoma is a type of cancer that arises from the bones, soft tissues, or cartilage of the chest cavity.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that results in dementia and even death.

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Down Syndrome

A genetic condition where affected individuals have an extra copy of chromosome 21 that causes a variety of irreversible abnormalities.

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Ebola virus disease

A rare, but deadly disease caused by the Ebola virus.

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Epilepsy

A condition causing unprovoked, recurrent seizures.

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Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that delays development and causes social and behavioral problems.

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Friedreich Ataxia

A rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder that particularly affects sensory nerves & results in coordination problems.

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Glioblastoma Multiforme

Glioblastoma Multiforme is an aggressive fast-growing brain cancer arising from the glial cells of the brain.

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Gliomas in Neurofibromatosis

The tumors arising from

the glial cells of the brain

and is associated with neurofibromatosis type 1.

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Guillain Barré Syndrome

A rare, rapidly progressive neurological disease that causes muscle weakness and eventually paralysis.

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Huntington's disease

A rare inherited, neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive movement & cognitive symptoms.

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Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is a malignant brain tumor seen in children arising most commonly in the cerebellum.

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Meningioma

A non-cancerous tumor arising from the meninges/ membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord.

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Multiple Sclerosis

A chronic progressive disease that involves damage to the insulating cover of the nerve cells (brain and the spinal cord).

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Optic Nerve Glioma

A tumor arising from the glial cells of the brain that occurs along the course of the

optic nerve.

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Paraganglioma

The non-cancerous tumors arising from the group of cells originating from the paraganglia (embryonic nerve tissue).

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Parkinson's disease

A progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system that causes movement problems.

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Pick's disease

A type of frontotemporal dementia responsible for a decline in cognition including speech & swallowing problems

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

An inflammatory disorder of the joints resulting in pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased movement of the joints.

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Turner syndrome

A genetic disorder affecting only females & causes a wide range of abnormalities such as short stature, & delayed puberty.

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Tourette’s syndrome

Tourette's syndrome is a brain disorder that causes involuntary movement and sounds, which is called tics.

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which a person's pancreas produces little or no insulin.

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