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Any Term Stage Neuroblastoma Survivors Over
Define long...: As with any cancer, relapse at any time is possible for neuroblastoma. Typically, being free from disease for 5 years is considered a major milestone. The vast majority of patients will remain cancer free after this point, but there are rare cases of relapse after this time point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30-50% overall: Survival rates today. Each child's tumor is different and may affect the numbers some. The therapy for stage IV neuroblastoma is very tough and may lead to significant long-term side effects, but we know aggressive treatment is the only chance to cure these children. A decade ago, the chance at long-term survival was <20% but new treatments under study will likely continue to improve these numbers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Childhood cancer: Neuroblastoma is a cancer that occurs in children typically. Stage 4 means that it has spread from its point of origination to other areas. The spread is typically to bones and bone marrow. Stage 4 requires very different treatments than does lesser stages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 stages: Stage 1: there is only one tumor, stage 2a: the tumor is not easily removed, but the disease is confined to one side of the body, all lymph nodes still remain free from the disease. 2b: the lymph nodes on the opposite side of the body are not found to show signs of the disease, but same side is affected, stage 3: the tumor has spread so that it can be found on both sides of the body. Stage 4:advac. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Stage 4 nb in children over 18 months of age is usually treated aggressively with chemotherapy, then surgery. This is followed with consolidation with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant and then radiation. Finally, the patient receives minimal residual disease therapy with anti-gd2 monoclonal antibody with cytokines and accutane, for 86% 2 year overall survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improving: We are constantly trying to improve therapy for children with high-risk neuroblastoma (stage 4). Within the last couple of years, the addition of immunotherapy to standard of care therapy greatly improved overall survival from 46% to 66%. Thus, immunotherapy should now be standard of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Realistic chance of survival for 5 year old with stage 4 neuroblastoma? Currently on 3rd of 6 rounds of chemo , will have stem cell transplant.
Around 30%: Neuroblastoma is mainly a childhood disease usually diagnosed at around 1 year, up to about 5 years. It is derived from the primitive cells of the adrenal gland and while appearing in retroperitoneum can be found in chest and head and neck, spreading to lungs and bone. The approach here is chemo, more becoming available followed by stem cell treatment. Today survival is around 30% for stage 4 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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