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What is the usual course for someone with neuroblastoma ?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

Initially surgery to biopsy and/or remove tumor. Chemotherapy based upon type.
Sometimes radiation, and/or bone marrow transplant depending upon extent of tumor and risk of mets.

In brief: Surgery

Initially surgery to biopsy and/or remove tumor. Chemotherapy based upon type.
Sometimes radiation, and/or bone marrow transplant depending upon extent of tumor and risk of mets.
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Age & type dependen

There is no typical course of neuroblastoma.
Best outcomes are in children less than 1 year of age with good histology and localized when diagnosed.

In brief: Age & type dependen

There is no typical course of neuroblastoma.
Best outcomes are in children less than 1 year of age with good histology and localized when diagnosed.
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1 comment
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Infants may not need therapy and the disease regresses. Children over 18 months frequently have advanced disease, are treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant, and post transplant minimal residual disease therapy, and have survival of no better than 50%.