Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body. Neuroblastoma most commonly arises in and around the adrenal glands, which have similar origins to nerve cells and sit atop the kidneys.
With this cancer being so rare, there are less than 20,000 cases in the U.S. and It is also a very rare type of cancer that develops in young children typically in children younger than five but it can occur in children older than that.
Some of the symptoms for neuroblastoma include weight loss, loss of appetite, fever, fatigue, pain in the abdomen and bones, bulging eyes, dark circles around their eyes, coughing, failure to thrive, and lumps in the abdomen.
This specific topic is relevant to me and this community because I had a little sister that passed away from this type of cancer and had stage 4 along with paralysis and tumors in her abdomen and on her spine. I find it relevant to the community because my sister wasn’t the only girl in our community with it. There is another little girl that has the same type of cancer and has battled with it for so long and she is doing really well.