April 2, 2015

 

Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a scary diagnosis. It is considered a "rare disease" because it affects so few people each year. This means that it doesn't get as much attention or funding as other diseases. It also means that there's not as much information availab...

May 1, 2014

 

Symptoms

 

Wide range of symptoms:

 

Blistering or freckling after minimum sun exposure

 

Premature aging of skin, lips, eyes, mouth and tongue; with significant increased incidence of cancer in these same areas

 

Blindness resulting from eye lesions or su...

June 2, 2001

Cancer Therapy Risk

 

In an e-mail message to members of the XP-Connection list, Dr. Busch warns of a risk of cancer therapy for persons with XP. XP patients are very sensitive to some cancer therapy drugs such as cisplatin, which damage DNA and are repaired with the sam...

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