Neuroblastoma -- Child
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- Gender: males slightly more affected than females
- Certain conditions such as Turner syndrome , Hirschsprung's disease , Fetal alcohol syndrome , Neurofibromatosis type 1 , DiGeorge syndrome , Recklinghausen disease, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
- Exposure to certain medicines and substances such as diuretics, tranquilizers, phenytoin, alcohol, or tobacco during pregnancy
- Lump anywhere on the body, usually the chest, neck, or abdomen
- Abdominal pain (swollen abdomen in infants)
- Pain such back or bone pain that is not explained
- Bowel changes and difficulty urinating
- Trouble breathing or coughing
- Weakness or paralysis
- Problems with eyelid and pupil
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Weight loss
- General ill feeling (fever, fatigue, shortness of breath)
- Sudden involuntary jerking of muscles and random eye movements
- Urine and blood tests
- Ultrasound—to create images of structures in the body
- MRI scan —to create images of structures in the body
- CT scan —to create images of structures in the body
- Myelogram—to create images of the spinal cord
- X-ray —to create images of structures in the body
- Biopsy of tumor—a piece of the tumor is removed and examined
- Bone marrow biopsy —a sample of bone marrow is removed and examined
Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Bone Marrow Transplantation
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
The Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society http://www.neuroblastomacancer.org
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Childhood Cancer Foundation http://www.candlelighters.ca
Nemours Foundation, Kids Health. Neuroblastoma. Kids Health website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/cancer/neuroblastoma.html. Accessed June 18, 2013.
Neuroblastoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 1, 2013. Accessed June 18, 2013.
Neuroblastoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/neuroblastoma. Updated May 1, 2013. Accessed June 18, 2013.
- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/28/2014 -
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