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How do radiation and chemotherapy treat neuroblastoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Chemotherapy treats neuroblastoma by using chemicals that attack and kill cancer cells. Radiation helps to treat neuroblastoma by using energy to kill cancer cells. While these treatments have a good success rate, they also have some serious complications. Side effects include stomach upset, hair loss, confusion, thyroid problems, stunted growth, other cancers, and infertility.

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