The causes leading to the
development of neuroblastoma are not well known. In fact, in most cases of neuroblastoma, a cause is never
identified. However, scientists believe that genetics may play a role in a form of neuroblastoma called
“Familial neuroblastoma”. A germline mutation in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene is suspected in the
development of familial neuroblastoma.
Some scientists also
suggest that certain allergic hypersensitivity (atopy) and infection early in life can
Neuroblastoma Risk Factors