Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that starts in certain types of very primitive nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. This type of cancer occurs in infants and young children. It is rarely found in children older than 10 years. If your child has just been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, is going through treatment, or is trying to stay well after treatment, the Detailed Guide can help you find the answers you need.
The diagnosis of cancer in a child or teenager can be a devastating blow to parents and other family members who love the child. Here we offer suggestions on topics such as coping with the diagnosis, dealing with financial and insurance issues, and nutrition for children with cancer.
Most children and teens with cancer are treated at large pediatric cancer centers. Pediatric cancer treatment typically is offered to children from birth to age 18 or 19, although some groups extend pediatric treatment to age 21. These cancer centers offer clinical trials run by the Children's Oncology Group (COG).
Talking about cancer can be hard. Here you'll find tips to help make it easier to talk with others about cancer, including your health care team and your family, friends, and co-workers.