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Neuroblastoma Risk Factors

The risk factors for neuroblastoma are not well known, there are only suspicions. Some of the suspected factors include: 

  • Family history - family history is the most suspected factor in the increased risk of neuroblastoma; however, a small percentage of neuroblastoma is related to genetics.  
  • Race - Incidence of neuroblastoma is higher among white children than among black children. 
  • Sex - incidence of neuroblastoma is slightly higher among males. 

Other inconclusive risk:  

  • smoking  
  • alcohol  
  • use of certain medicinal drugs during pregnancy 
  • use of hormones and infertility drugs  
  • using maternal hair dye.

 

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