Symptoms of neuroblastoma
Neuroblastoma may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. Signs and symptoms often appear once the tumour grows into surrounding tissues and will depend on the location of the tumour.
Diagnosis of neuroblastoma
Tests to diagnose neuroblastoma, such as urine and blood tests, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing neuroblastoma.
Stages of neuroblastoma
Staging describes the extent of cancer in the body. There are 2 staging systems used to stage neuroblastoma. Learn about the stages of neuroblastoma.
If neuroblastoma spreads
Cancer can spread from the immature nerve cells to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn about where neuroblastoma can spread.
Prognosis and survival for neuroblastoma
Prognosis of neuroblastoma depends on factors such as age, stage and tumour histology. Learn about prognosis and survival of neuroblastoma.
Treatments for neuroblastoma
Treatments for neuroblastoma include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplant, retinoids and immunotherapy. Learn about treatment options.
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