What is neuroblastoma?

Also known as: Ganglio Neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that primarily affects children. Among infants, it ranks as the most common form of cancer. The cancer forms in nerve cells called neuroblasts. It usually occurs in the adrenal glands above the kidneys, but can also start anyway along the nerves in the back.

Upon presentation, many patients already have metastatic disease (disease beyond the primary tumor) that can spread anywhere in the body. More common sites of spreading are bone marrow, bone and liver.


Reviewed by: Kamar Godder, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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