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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