the cancer is found, your doctor will determine its stage. This is important not only for the choice of
treatment but also the prognosis. In general, stages of neuroblastoma include:
- Stage I – the tumor is localized and can be totally removed
- Stage IIA
- the tumor is still
localized but has affected lymph nodes connected to it.
- Stage IIB
– at this stage, the
neuroblastoma has reached both
the lymph nodes connected to the tumor and the lymph nodes nearby, which makes surgery removal
- Stage III
– at stage 3, the cancer
has increased in size, and surgical removal is not possible.
- Stage IV
at this stage has reached not only lymph
nodes nearby but other distant parts of the body.
- Stage IVS
– children younger than 1
year old mostly experience Stage IVS neuroblastoma.
At this stage, the cancer has spread to other parts of the body: eyes, liver, skin or spinal cord.
Surprisingly, despite its aggressive characteristic, sometimes, the tumor goes away on its own with no