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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Neuroblastoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue. It most frequently starts from one ...Read more


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What are the treatments for recurrent neuroblastoma?

What are the treatments for recurrent neuroblastoma?

Depends: Depending on the patient and extent of disease, treatment options may include surgery, chemo, radiation, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a neuroblastoma?

What is the treatment for a  neuroblastoma?

Variable: Treatment consists of surgery to diagnose and treat it and usually chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

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. ...Read more

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What would the treatment be for a 12 year old with neuroblastoma?

Depends: The treatment depends on an assignment of risk, which is based on a number of features of the neuroblastoma. In my experience, 12 year old children typically display high risk features. This treatment is very long and intense. It involves chemo, surgery, more chemo and stem cell transplant, radiation, and more chemo. Best of luck. This is good therapy, but it can be hard. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for neuroblastoma for a 12 yr. Old girl?

What is a good treatment for neuroblastoma for a 12 yr. Old girl?

Usual: Tbe standard treatment would be biopsy, surgery, and chemotherapy based on the cell type. There also centers in most cities that have programs for diet and other measures that can complement medical therapy. Look for a caring place in you community. ...Read more

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Does anyone here treat neuroblastoma with antibody therapy?

Does anyone here treat neuroblastoma with antibody therapy?

See references: The treatment of neuroblastoma with targeted antibody therapy appears to be available on various research protocols underway at the memorial sloan kettering cancer center in new york. Local physicians may be able to enrole a kid on a study by establishing a relationship with the center. For additional info: see: www.Mskec.Org ; for parent info see: www.Cncfhope.Org. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for nueroblastoma?

Surgery chemotherapy: Neuroblastoma is one of the more common cancers of childhood. The success of therapy depends on the staging. There are many successes though with appropriate care in pediatric cancer centers. ...Read more

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What is a neuroblastoma?

Cancer: Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system. It usually occurrs in children ages 1-5. The younger the child the better the prognosis. There are four stages of the disease from mild to severe and this affects prognosis also. Ttreatment requires surgery and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Could neuroblastoma cause pain?

Different forms of : Pain are possible. Mayo clinic is an excellent resource: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/neuroblastoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027487. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is neuroblastoma?

Help! exactly what is neuroblastoma?

Apparently none: The cause of paget's disease of bone remains unknown. Current speculation centers on a viral origin. The problem is local, not systemic. The bone self-repair, called remodeling, is accelerated, and there is more removal than replacement, which weakens the bone and sometimes causes pain and fractures. The parathyroid gland, which is an endocrine gland controlling bone metabolism, is not involved. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neuroblastoma?

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 more

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Is neuroblastoma strongly hereditary?

Is neuroblastoma strongly hereditary?

Some are: See http://omim.Org/entry/256700 nb in derived from early fetal tissue & some pts inherit a germline defect or pick it up as a new mutation or gene defect. It can occur in syndromes of family cancer tendency, all of which point to small defects on various chromasomes and give rise to several types of cancer. Very refined testing is required to separate the ones that are from those that are not. ...Read more

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Is neuroblastoma common in teenagers?

Is neuroblastoma common in teenagers?

Rare.: Neuroblastoma is very rare in teenagers and is typically more difficult to treat than younger children with the disease. It is essential for a teenager diagnosed with neuroblastoma be treated at an academic medical center. In addition, because of the rarity, nationally recognized experts in neuroblastoma should be consulted by the local physician if needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuroblastoma?

What are the symptoms of neuroblastoma?

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 more

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My daughter has neuroblastoma. What is it in a nutshell?

Nervous system tumor: Neuroblastoma is a tumor that starts in nervous system cells, usually from the sympathetic nervous system. The most common site is in the abdomen often starting in the adrenal gland. It is a cancer of children. Its prognosis is variable with some resolving spontaneously and others very aggressive. It is treated with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Younger children do better. ...Read more

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Is stage 4 neuroblastoma curable?

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 more

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Is i-131 mibg approved by fda for neuroblastoma?

No.: It seems to have proven efficacy. Fda approval is difficult to obtain, and is not necessary for access to this treatment. There will likely be more progress toward fda approval when there is more consistency in the timing, dosing and other treatments. But this treatment is readily available in several large pediatric centers, regardless of the lack of fda approval. ...Read more

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