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My daughter has neuroblastoma. What is it in a nutshell?
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: See link
For a nice summation of neuroblastoma, see the following page at the national cancer institute: http://www.
Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/neuroblastoma/patient.

In brief: See link
For a nice summation of neuroblastoma, see the following page at the national cancer institute: http://www.
Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/neuroblastoma/patient.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Cancer
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid tumors/cancers that afflict children.
It can arise in any nervous tissue or the adrenal glands. It commonly presents as an abdominal mass. If detected before one year of age it has the best prognosis. It is treated with combination surgery and chemotherapy.

In brief: Cancer
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common solid tumors/cancers that afflict children.
It can arise in any nervous tissue or the adrenal glands. It commonly presents as an abdominal mass. If detected before one year of age it has the best prognosis. It is treated with combination surgery and chemotherapy.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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