How is pediatric neuroblastoma prevented?

Updated: Oct 09, 2017
  • Author: Norman J Lacayo, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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The cause of neuroblastoma is unknown.

  • No specific environmental exposure or risk factors have been identified.

  • Currently, no specific recommendations on how to prevent this disease are known.

  • Screening for neuroblastoma in an attempt to diagnose high-risk patients earlier in the course of their disease has uncovered many patients with low-risk disease but has not had an impact on outcome in high-risk disease.


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