A 43-year-old female asked:
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friend of ours has 4 yr old just diagnosis with neuroblastoma . my daughter is 8 and worried she'll get it. what do we look for? can this boy survive ?

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Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Not transferrable: Neuroblastoma is not infectious. So, no she can not get it from him/her. The boy can and probably will survive, the therapy for neuroblastoma these days is excellent.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Not transmissible: Your 8 yr old: it is natural to worry. Does she have any symptoms? Neuroblastoma is a rare condition and is not transmitted from person to person. A visit to your child's pediatrician will help allay your fears. Your friend's 4 year old: it is hard to say. Overall, cure rate in children's cancer is in excess of 80%. Individual cases may vary.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
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