Saturday, 31 May 2008

Neuroblastoma, What is Neuroblastoma ? Neuroblastoma explained.

Neuroblastoma

Fewer than 100 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the UK each year. Most children who get this cancer are younger than five years old.

Neuroblastoma is a cancer of specialised nerve cells, called neural crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues.

Neuroblastoma can occur anywhere in the body, but most often occurs in the adrenal gland in the abdomen (tummy). The adrenal glands are specialised glands which are found above the kidneys. They release hormones to maintain blood pressure, and enable us to respond to stress.

In some children, the neuroblastoma can occur in nerve tissue in the neck, chest, or around the spinal cord.

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Neuroblastoma
Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood and the most common cancer in infancy, with an annual incidence of about 650 new cases per year in the US.[1] Close to 50 percent of neuroblastoma cases occur in children younger than two years old.
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4 comments:

Petula Wright said...

I am so sorry for everything your baby and your family is enduring. I hope and pray that you are able to raise the money that you need. What other methods are you using for fund raising? She is a beautiful, sweet looking little girl... God bless you and take care.

Noopur said...

May GOD BLESS SERENA...

Jenny said...

Have you all looked into St Jude Childrens Research Hospital...it's in Tennessee, here in the US and they deal specifically with pediatric cancer and cancer research. They also turn no one away...here's the link.
http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f2bfab46cb118010VgnVCM1000000e2015acRCRD

They may even help with transportation costs! I think it's worth looking into!!

I'll be praying for you all...

pamela said...

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