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Are there alternative treatments for neuroblastoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are no alternative treatments for neuroblastoma. When your child has neuroblastoma, it must be treated as soon as possible with medications that have been proven to work. When other treatments have failed, doctors may recommend retinoid therapy, which helps cancer cells to grow and mature into normal cells. On occasion, your doctor might recommend a clinical trial drug for neuroblastoma. The decision to use a clinical trial drug should be discussed thoroughly, weighing the chances for the success or failure of the drug.

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