What is it?
Neuroblastoma is a tumour of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). It most often occurs in the abdomen or adrenal glands (above the kidneys) but can also be found in nerve tissue such as along the spinal cord, pelvis, neck or chest.
Symptoms vary according to where cancer develops, but can be very vague. Often this leads to a late stage diagnosis when tumours have become large and press on surrounding organs.
Who does it affect?
100 children every year are diagnosed with this very aggressive cancer, which mainly affects the under fives.
It is the second most common type of solid tumour found in children and represents around 8% of all childhood cancers.
Find out more
You can read more about the types of Neuroblastoma and it’s treatment.