What is Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that develops from nerve tissue.It usually occurs in infants and children. It can occur in many areas of the body. It develops from the tissues that form the sympathetic nervous system. This is the part of the nervous system that controls body functions, such as heart rate and blood pressure, digestion, and levels of certain hormones.

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What kind of monitoring tests are required to carry out for post monitoring of neuroblastoma in addition to MIBG...

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Its good to know that your daughter is doing well after treatment with chemotherapy as suggested by normal MIBG scan. In...

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My son had Neuroblastoma and is now 2 years clear. I have recently noticed a small hard lump on his collarbone and am a bit worried. It is painless...

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As you noticed that lump recently it is better to consult your regular doctor for the examination of swelling and to clarify your concerns.

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vma level can be raised in which other problems

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Urinary VMA is elevated in patients with tumors that secrete it can also incresed in conditions like neuroblastoma. it...

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