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Noonan Syndrome

Glossary

Noonan syndrome

A genetic disorder marked by unusual facial features, being shorter than normal, learning problems, heart defects, bleeding problems, defects in the skeleton (bones of the body), and fertility problems in males. People with Noonan syndrome have an increased risk of certain types of cancer, such as rhabdomyosarcoma (a soft tissue tumor), neuroblastoma (cancer of immature nerve cells), and some types of leukemia.

Last updated: 2014-07-16

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)