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What Are The Chances Of A 13 Year Old Surviving Stage 4 Neuroblastoma
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
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
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
How is remission defined for neuroblastoma? Was stage 4 at diagnosis, waiting for remission for bone marrow transplant.
Depends on protocol: If your child is going to be receiving an autologous stem cell transplant, we do not want to see any neuroblastoma cells in the pbsc collection bag that will be reinfused. Your child may still have measurable disease at the primary site and/or metastatic sites and still get the stem cell transplant as long as these sites had not progressed during therapy. I wish you all the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cancer come back after 19 years of remission? I had neuroblastoma at 13 months old. went through chemo, radiation, and surgery to remove the tumor. I'm now 26 years old and it wasn’t supposed to recur ever never.
Can you explain if it's possible for my 6 year old to have lymphoma and neuroblastoma at the same time?
Unlikely: It is unlikely but still possible. Both lymphoma and neuroblastoma may be sometimes characterized as "malignant small blue cell tumors" so they may look similar under the microscope and special studies are necessary to differentiate one from the other. It is however possible for them to occur simultaneously ("collision" tumor) but this situation is very rare. ...Read more
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