Other Medical Concerns for People with Inherited Mutations
A rare and serious childhood disease called Fanconi Anemia (FA) can occur in children who inherit a mutation from both their mother and their father. Children who have FA have blood problems, physical and developmental issues, and an increased risk of cancers such as leukemia and . Children with FA may also develop cancers of the head, neck, skin, gastrointestinal tract or genital tract cancers. Both parents must have an mutation for a child to have Fanconi anemia. Couples where one partner has a known mutation may wish to speak with a genetic counselor about testing the other partner prior to having children.