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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. 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 ...
  3. Treatment Options for Neuroblastoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Treatment Options for Neuroblastoma Low-Risk Neuroblastoma Treatment of low-risk neuroblastoma may include the following: Surgery followed by observation . Chemotherapy with or ...
  4. General Information about Neuroblastoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options. Neuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... PDQ summary on Neuroblastoma Screening for more information. Neuroblastoma is sometimes caused by a gene mutation (change) ...
  5. Neuroblastoma Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Dictionary Search for Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español Neuroblastoma Screening (PDQ®) Neuroblastoma Screening Key Points for This Section Tests are ...
  6. Treatment Option Overview (Neuroblastoma) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... are different types of treatment for patients with neuroblastoma. Different types of treatment are available for patients ... patients who have not started treatment. Children with neuroblastoma should have their treatment planned by a team ...
  7. Stages of Neuroblastoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... of neuroblastoma is based on risk groups. After neuroblastoma has been diagnosed, tests are done to find ... liver cancer. The following stages are used for neuroblastoma: Stage 1 In stage 1 , the tumor is ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. ... 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 ...
  10. Neuroblastoma in Children: Just Diagnosed Information (CureSearch for Children's Cancer)  
    ... Meet the Supporters Blog Donate Now Select Page Neuroblastoma in Children – Just Diagnosed Home > Understanding Children’s Cancer > ... Diagnosed Just Diagnosed In Treatment After Treatment Diagnosing Neuroblastoma Depending on the location of the tumor and ...
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