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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
- brain and spinal cord (called the central nervous system, or CNS)
Providing rides to cancer treatment
For more than 50 years, the Canadian Cancer Society’s transportation program has enabled patients to focus their energy on fighting cancer and not on worrying about how they will get to treatment.