Information about this pediatric tumor most often seen in infants and young children.
What Is Neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is a tumor of nerve tissue that, under the microscope, looks like "small, round, blue" cells.. Neuroblastoma most commonly arises in the abdomen (from the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys), but can also start in the neck, chest, or pelvis. Unfortunately, regardless of where it starts, by the time it is diagnosed the cancer has often spread (metastasized) throughout the body, usually to the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and bone marrow. Who Gets Neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma is the most common non-brain solid pediatric tumor. It is mainly a tumor of infancy and early childhood. In fact, the majority of neuroblastoma cases are diagnosed in children younger than 5 years of age. It is rarely found in children older than 10 years. Actually, the tumor is often present at birth but not detected until later, when it has grown to a ... read more on Neuroblastoma: The Basics
Neuroblastoma: The Basics
Information about this pediatric cancer, the diagnosis, staging and treatment.