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)
Seeing my sister Erin – a young mother – struggle with the emotional blow and then the physical toll of cancer treatment made me want to do something to help women feel confident.
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