Neuroblastoma most commonly occurs in 1 of the adrenal glands situated above the kidneys, or in the nerve tissue that runs alongside the spinal cord in the neck, chest, tummy or pelvis.
It can spread to other organs, such as the bone marrow, bone, lymph nodes, liver and skin.
It affects around 100 children each year in the UK and is most common in children under the age of 5. 👦🏼👦🏼👦🏼👦🏼👦🏼
The cause is unknown.
Symptoms of neuroblastoma:
🎗a swollen, painful tummy.
🎗 blueish lumps in the skin.
🎗bruising, particularly around the eyes.
🎗weakness in the legs, an unsteady walk.
🎗constipation and difficulty peeing.
🎗loss of energy.
🎗loss of appetite and weight loss.
🎗eye and muscle movements.