Key points about Fanconi anemia in children
- Fanconi anemia is a very rare genetic condition.
- A child with this condition may have physical abnormalities, bone marrow failure, organ defects and a higher chance of developing some cancers.
- Treatment may require many different medical specialists.
- Stem cell transplants offer the only cure for Fanconi anemia.
- Close monitoring, frequent exams including cancer screenings and genetic counseling are important parts of care.
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