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Neuroblastoma Symptoms

Neuroblastoma may have no symptoms at all, or symptoms that may resemble common illnesses. These symptoms may include diarrhea, bruising, loss of appetite, tiredness and bone pain, and will vary depending on the location of the original tumor and the extent of metastases to other parts of the body. Other symptoms include:

  • Lumps in the abdomen, lower back, neck or chest
  • Bone pain (caused by spread of cancer to the bone)
  • Bulging eyes
  • Dark circles under or around the eyes
  • Swollen, distended stomach
  • Breathing problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities
  • Fever, anemia and high blood pressure are found occasionally

If your child has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

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