Neuroblastoma

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If neuroblastoma spreads

Cancer cells can spread from immature nerve cells (called neuroblasts) to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.

Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your child’s healthcare team plan treatment and future care. If neuroblastoma spreads, it can spread to the following:

  • lymph nodes
  • bone, including bones of the eye socket (called the periorbital bones)
  • bone marrow
  • liver
  • skin
  • lung
  • brain and spinal cord (called the central nervous system, or CNS)

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