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When Do You Normally Begin To See The Effects Of Neuroblastoma
Anytime: There is not a specific time for this to show up. Symptoms occur when a tumor is big enough to create dysfunction. Neuroblastoma occurs in children under 5 years usually. The first symptoms are usually fever, a general sick feeling (malaise), and pain. There may be loss of appetite, weight loss, and diarrhea.This website has some good information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the stage: Low stage disease, which occurs mainly in very young infants, at times needs surgical resection followed by observation (no chemo). More advanced stages or neuroblastoma occuring in older children usually requires surgery and chemo. Very high risk disease (based on many factors) requires chemo, high dose chemo, stem cell infusion, radiation and more chemo. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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