About Fanconi Anemia

Sean, Alex & Jacqueline

Though considered primarily a blood disease, FA can affect all systems of the body. FA patients are highly susceptible to head, neck, gynecological and/or gastrointestinal cancers as well as others. Many will develop acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Those who have had a successful bone marrow transplant and thus, are cured of the blood problem associated with FA still must have regular examinations to watch for signs of cancer.