Frequently Asked Questions

General

Do I need to stay out of the sun?

In Gorlin Syndrome patients are at a greater risk of developing BCCs, it is therefore recommended that people take care in the sun. It is advisable to use a sun block or high factor sun screen. It is also recommended that hats, long sleeves and sunglasses are worn to protect from the sun's harmful rays.

Can I donate blood?

Yes.  Once blood has been donated it goes through a process which ensures it is safe for transfusion.

 Originally produced by Professor P. A. Farndon, Clinical Geneticist, Jim Costello (deceased) and Margaret Costello.  We are reliant on a team of medical advisors for the clinical content of the website. We are grateful for their continuing support. 
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