Neuroblastoma

What neuroblastoma is

What is neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a rare form of a diease that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body. Symptoms from neuroblastoma are a swollen stomach, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, bone pain or sourness, black eyes, bruises, and pale skin

How does the defect start

As the fetus matures, neuroblasts eventually turn into nerve cells and fibers and the cells that make up the adrenal glands. Most neuroblasts mature by birth, though a small number of immature neuroblasts can be found in newborns. In most cases, these neuroblasts mature or disappear.

People who have neuroblastoma

Interesting facts

Facts

Neuroblastoma most commonly affects children age 5 or younger , though it may rarely occur is older children. Their is no cure for this diease and in many cases the medicine they take for this diease cause other diseases

Neuroblastoma