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Neuroblastoma is a cancer that grows in the tissues that make up the sympathetic nervous system. Neuroblastoma is the most common type of cancer among infants and it is usually diagnosed before children reach the age of 5. Some of the common symptoms of Neuroblastoma include lump in the neck, bulging eyes, dark circles under the eyes, bone pain, weakness in the upper or lower extremities, and many more.
HOW IS NEUROBLASTOMA DIAGNOSED?
An oncologist would observe the symptoms and do a CT scan and biopsy to check for signs of malignancy.
HOW IS NEUROBLASTOMA TREATED?
There are various kinds of treatment options available for this cancer, depending on its extent and degree. Usually surgical removal of the tumor is done followed with stem cell transplant, differentiation agent isotretinoin and also radiation therapy and chemotherapy to control the same. Immunotherapy is also done.
DID YOU KNOW?
Side effects can include:
• feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting)
• hair loss
• increased risk of infection
• bruising and bleeding