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Is it possible for neuroblastoma to relapse in survivors after a long period of time?

Is it possible for neuroblastoma to relapse in survivors after a long period of time?

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 more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Neuroblastoma (Definition)

Neuroblastoma originate from neural crest cells that normally give rise to the adrenal medulla and sympathetic ganglia ,,they are believed to be congenital in origin ,and most common ...Read more


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Are there any long term stage IV neuroblastoma survivors for children over 1 year old?

Are there any long term stage IV neuroblastoma survivors for children over 1 year old?

Yes.!: Most kids with neuroblastoma have widespread disease by the time they're diagnosed. 5-year survival rates have improved from 24% in the 1960's to 38% or higher now, with improved treatments (including autologous bone marrow transplant). ...Read more

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How does neuroblastoma show up?

How does neuroblastoma show up?

Early: Neuroblastoma usually shows up in childhood. Usually under two years of age. It is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. It can appear anywhere from head and neck to pelvis. There are four stages plus a special 4s. The higher the stage the more extensive and virulent the tumor. It is treated with combination surgery, chemotherapy and sometimes radiation. ...Read more

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How common is it to survive neuroblastoma?

Depends: It depends on the stage and the age at the time of diagnosis and treatment. Survival can be as high as 80-90%. It will of course go down if untreated or if tumor is poorly differentiated or metastatic or if patient is older than one year of age. ...Read more

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How do you inhibit neuroblastoma cell growth?

How do you inhibit neuroblastoma cell growth?

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy has become quite effective for some types of neuroblastoma. Please see a pediatric oncologist. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of neuroblastoma?

What are the common symptoms of neuroblastoma?

Variable: Weakness secondary to anemia. Pain secondary to tumor in bone marrow. Pallor, bruising, bleeding. Inability to walk and loss of developmental milestones. ...Read more

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What's the oldest age you can get a neuroblastoma?

Variable: Peak age is first three years of life. My oldest patient was nine years old. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a stages of neuroblastoma?

What does it mean to have a stages of neuroblastoma?

It is for treatment: Cancers are given stages to help with prognosis and treatment . Low stage numbers are better than higher numbers in general. ...Read more

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What is the usual course for someone with neuroblastoma ?

Surgery: Initially surgery to biopsy and/or remove tumor. Chemotherapy based upon type. Sometimes radiation, and/or bone marrow transplant depending upon extent of tumor and risk of mets. ...Read more

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Can teens get neuroblastoma?

Can teens get neuroblastoma?

Unfortunately: It is typically seen in young children, but it can occur in teenagers & adults. ...Read more

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