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Does neuroblastoma affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Neuroblastoma is almost always found in children under the age of five. In fact, most children who suffer from neuroblastoma are under 1 year of age. Neuroblastoma is thought to develop during pregnancy when neuroblast cells mutate and produce excess cells that turn cancerous. As with any cancer, the earlier you diagnose and treat neuroblastoma the better your child's chance of survival.

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