What Is the Survival Rate for a Neuroblastoma?


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The five-year survival rate for neuroblastoma is over 95 percent in children with intermediate or low-risk neuroblastoma, as of 2015. It is between 90 to 95 percent in those with immediate-risk neuroblastoma and is between 40 to 50 percent in children with high-risk neuroblastoma, statesCancer.net.

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Neuroblastoma is a rare type of tumor that primarily occurs in children. It is usually diagnosed by the age of 5 and accounts for 10 percent of cancers in children, states St. Jude Children's Hospital. Babies have a better chance of recovering from neuroblastoma than older children.

Neuroblastoma is commonly treated with surgery, chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Radiation therapy and immune therapy are also treatments. For children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a combination of high-dose chemotherapy, immune therapy and stem cell transplant is used as treatment.

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