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Neuroblastoma is a cancer that forms in your nerve tissue. It usually begins in the adrenal glands, which sit atop your kidneys. It may also begin in your neck, chest or spinal cord. The cancer often begins in early childhood. Sometimes it begins before a child is born. By the time doctors find the cancer, it has usually spread to other parts of the body. The most common symptoms are

  • A lump in the abdomen, neck or chest
  • Bulging eyes
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Bone pain
  • Swollen stomach and trouble breathing in babies
  • Painless, bluish lumps under the skin in babies
  • Inability to move a body part

Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biologic therapy, or a combination. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. Sometimes before giving treatment, doctors wait to see whether symptoms get worse. This is called watchful waiting.

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  1. Neuroblastoma (National Library of Medicine)  
    Neuroblastoma is a cancer that forms in your nerve tissue. It usually begins in the adrenal glands, ...
  2. Neuroblastoma (PDQ): Treatment From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Neuroblastoma Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 04/11/2014 General Information About Neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant ( ...
  3. Neuroblastoma (PDQ): Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... These are called diagnostic tests . General Information About Neuroblastoma Cancer Neuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... for more information about neuroblastoma. Most cases of neuroblastoma are diagnosed before 1 year of age. Neuroblastoma ...
  4. Genetics Home Reference: Neuroblastoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Neuroblastoma On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed March 2011 What is neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that most ...
  5. How Is Neuroblastoma Staged? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... diagnosed? Next Topic Neuroblastoma risk groups How is neuroblastoma staged? The stage of a cancer describes how ... you in a way you can understand. International Neuroblastoma Staging System A staging system is a standard ...
  6. What Is Neuroblastoma? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... are the key statistics about neuroblastoma? What is neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that starts ... see the section, “ Signs and symptoms of neuroblastoma ”). Neuroblastomas Neuroblastomas are cancers that start in early nerve ...
  7. Neuroblastoma in Children: Just Diagnosed Information (CureSearch for Children's Cancer)  
    ... mistake that happens during cell division. Symptoms of Neuroblastoma There are no symptoms of neuroblastoma that are ... High blood pressure Rapid heartbeat Persistent diarrhea Diagnosing Neuroblastoma There are many procedures and tests that might ...
  8. ... Topic Additional resources for neuroblastoma What’s new in neuroblastoma research and treatment? Important research into neuroblastoma is ... disease and how to improve treatment. Genetics of neuroblastomas Researchers now have better lab tests to look ...
  9. Neuroblastoma: Surgery (American Cancer Society)  
    ... is neuroblastoma treated? Next Topic Chemotherapy for neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma surgery Surgery can be used both to help ...
  10. Neuroblastoma (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... infancy, the chance of recovery is good. About Neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma is a rare disease in which a solid ... and mature into functioning nerve cells. But in neuroblastoma, they become cancer cells instead. Neuroblastoma most commonly ...
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