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Because these tumors are rare, they should be treated in a specialized center by experts who have experience with them.
Depending on the specific nature of the tumor, treatment can consist of surgery, and possibly chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The prognosis depends on the extent of the tumor and whether or not some areas of the tumor contain the more aggressive cells of a neuroblastoma.
Call your health care provider if you feel a mass or growth on your child's body. Make sure children receive routine examinations as part of their well child care.
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