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How does neuroblastoma affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

No one really knows what causes regular neuroblasts to produce cancerous cells, but many attribute it to a mutation before conception or during pregnancy. Once neuroblastoma develops it can spread to different parts of your body. Depending on where the cancer is in your body, neuroblastoma can show symptoms like bodily pain, lumps and growths, swelling, incontinence, and deformities.

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