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Can An Adult Have Neuroblastoma
I had a neuroblastoma as an infant, what are the side effects as an adult from the cancer and chemo?
Chronic problems: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2728747/ this report will tell you and your doctor everything. You have a higher chance of chronic problems with your hormones, bones, muscles, and nervous system. You also have a higher chance of getting another cancer during your life. And just remember you survived bad cancer and tough treatment at a very young age, so it was worth it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urine VMA/HVA: In about 90 % of children with neuroblastoma, the chemicals called vma and/or hva in urine are increased. Thus this can be used as a screening if one suspects neuroblastoma. But it does not detect 100 % of patients, thus normal urine vma/hva does not exclude the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. This is particularly true in newborn infants with neurobllastoma or children with neuroblastoma in the chest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficult to say: Neuroblastoma is a pathological diagnosis depending upon a certain tissue type. It may be referring to a variant of neuroblastoma, since neuroblastoma is well known to evolve into more mature or less malignant tissue types like ganglioneuroma. Etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Cancer: Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nerve cells in the adrenal gland, neck, chest or spinal cord. It is usually found in young children under the age of 5, most under 2. The outcome of treatment is determined by the age of the child, stage of the tumor, location, spread and histology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NGT/PEG/or I.V.: If general pts. Cannot eat enough calories by their mouths then a feeding tube may be paced in the stomach through the nose or mouth ( temporal). If pt. Is requiring food intake for long periods of time then a gastrostomy tube may be placed through or via endoscopy directly into the small intestine or stomach. If pt. Cannot tolerate food in liquid form through tubes then I.V. Feedings exists (temp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mass, pain: Neuroblastoma is a solid cancer of infants and children. It presents with a swelling in the abdomen, pain, weakness, pallor. If it occurs in the chest it may be silent until a chest xray is done for some other purpose and found by accident or if big enough can cause resiratory symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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