Can Neuroblastoma be Cured?

Disease Type:


Treatment success depends on the stage of neuroblastoma, age of the child, and response to therapy; outcomes can range from cure to more challenging cases, and long-term follow-up is often necessary

What is Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that most commonly occurs in young children, arising from immature nerve cells. Treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplantation. Prognosis varies depending on the stage and risk factors. Ongoing monitoring and supportive care are essential components of managing neuroblastoma.

Clinical Aspects


Cancer that develops from immature nerve cells, often occurring in adrenal glands or nerve tissue along the spine, chest, abdomen, or pelvis


Abdominal swelling, pain, weight loss, fever


Clinical evaluation, sometimes genetic testing


Variable, depends on specific syndrome


Skin and neurological complications, potential for systemic issues

Etiology and Treatment


Genetic mutations, usually sporadic (not inherited), some cases associated with genetic syndromes


Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy


Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy

Public Health and Patient Perspectives


Rare genetic disorders affecting skin and nervous system

Patient Perspectives

Lifelong management tailored to specific syndrome

While the information presented here reflects the current knowledge about these conditions and treatments, it’s important to understand that individual cases may differ. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial for accurate information tailored to your specific needs.