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what is the average age of children diagnosed with neuroblastoma?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Less than 5: 90% of cases occur before the age of 5 years old. 50% of them occur before the age of 2 years old. The highest incidence occurs in the first year of life.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Young: Under four years.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
2 years: The average age is 22 months. 95% of neuroblastoma cases are diagnosed by 10 years of age.

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Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Thankfully treatment of neuroblastoma has improved dramatically over the last decade. That is not to say that all children are curable; the outcome is greatly dependent on the risk stratification that your oncologist perform to tailor treatment. As expected children in the high risk group do not do as well as those in the low risk group.
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How do you treat children with neuroblastoma?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Combination therapy: Children with neuroblastoma (cancer) are treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation.

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