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What is the cause behind Neuroblastoma and how is this condition treated?
Jan 30, 2014

Dr. Elie Salem Pediatrics
Neuroblastoma is a tumor in neural crest cells and treatment depends on tumor staging it can be a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy[y
Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
Neuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in nerve tissue of the adrenal gland, neck, chest, or spinal cord.
Neuroblastoma is sometimes caused by a gene mutation (change) passed from the parent to the child.
There are different types of treatment for patients with neuroblastoma.
Children with neuroblastoma should have their treatment planned by a team of doctors with expertise in treating childhood cancer, especially neuroblastoma.
Depending on the stage and sympyoms five types of standard treatment and are sometimes combined are used:
-Watchful waiting
-Radiation therapy
-High-dose chemotherapy and radiation therapy with stem cell rescue
New types of treatment are being tested in clinical trials.
Targeted therapy
Vaccine therapy
Other drug therapy
Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial.
Patients can enter clinical trials before, during, or after starting their cancer treatment.
Follow-up tests may be needed.