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Erasing the Stigma of Neurofibromatosis

Release Date: May 14, 2024 |  Run Time: 29:09 |  Download Episode 5 transcript

Have you ever heard of a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis, also known as NF?

It's one of the most common genetic disorders, affecting about 1 in 3000 people globally. NF causes different types of tumours to form in various parts of the body. Because so little is known about the condition, it's often misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed at all.

UHN is home to the Elisabeth Raab Neurofibromatosis Clinic, the only adult NF clinic in Canada. We discuss the clinic and the exciting research happening in the field of NF. But, for many people living with the condition, the stigma is often as challenging as the illness.

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Bonus Content: Listen to an extended version of Dr. Ryan Thomas' interview, where he talks about treating patients with NF while living with the illness himself.

Dr. Ryan Thomas | Run Time: 09:35 |  Download bonus content transcript


Dr. Suganth Suppiah  
Dr. Suganth Suppiah

Dr. Suganth Suppiah is a Surgeon-Scientist at UHN's Krembil Brain Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Suppiah also leads the nerve surgery program at UHN's Elisabeth Raab Neurofibromatosis Clinic, Canada's only adult NF clinic.

Dr. Ryan Thomas  
Dr. Ryan Thomas

Dr. Ryan Thomas is a family physician who provides care for patients with a broad range of health issues at all stages of life. He also is a Clinical Associate at UHN's Elisabeth Raab Neurofibromatosis Clinic, which focuses on caring for patients with neurofibromatosis. He also holds the position of Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto Department of Family & Community Medicine.

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