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How common is neuroblastoma?

How common is neuroblastoma?

Relatively common: Childhood cancer is rare. That being said, neuroblastoma makes up 8-10% of childhood cancer, and is the most common cancer in infants. About 700 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the us each year. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


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How can we cure neuroblastoma?

How can we cure neuroblastoma?

Support new research: Depending on the risk group, we cure the majority of children with neuroblastoma using a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplant. However, there are a significant number of children with high-risk neuroblastoma that ultimately succumb to their disease. Immunotherapy, alk inhibitors, mibg therapy and others are being tested now. More targeted therapy is needed... ...Read more

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Can an adult have neuroblastoma?

Can an adult have neuroblastoma?

Rare; but yes...: Neuroblastoma is usually in children; and the most common cancer in infants...But unfortunately(and rarely) it can occur in adults, too. ...Read more

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What does occult neuroblastoma mean?

Neuroblastoma: I have not heard of the term "occult" neuroblastoma - a patient either has a neuroblastoma or does not, the use of the term "occult" is not typically used here. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is neuroblastoma?

How do I know exactly what is neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is ...: A malignant tumor of childhood that arises from cells of the neural crest (an embryologic precursor of the structures that make up the autonomic nervous system). Staging of neuroblastoma is complex. Age, stage and molecular features determine treatment, which varies widely from observation to tandem autologous stem cell transplant. Your pediatric oncologist can guide you more specifically. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neuroblastoma?

What is the definition or description of: Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma: 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 malignant tumors in infancy. ...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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What's stage 4 neuroblastoma?

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 more

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What is the survival rate of neuroblastoma?

58: Overall survival rate is 58%; but it varies with stage of disease. Stage 1 about 100%; stage 2- 75%; stage 3- 43%; stage 4-15%; stage 4s 70-80%. ...Read more

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What are the various stages of neuroblastoma?

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 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