Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Treatment for neuroblastoma

Specific treatment for neuroblastoma will be determined by your child’s physician based on:

  • Your child’s age, overall health and medical history.
  • Extent of the disease. 
  • Your child’s tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies. 
  • Expectations for the course of the disease. 
  • Your opinion or preference.

Treatment may include (alone or in combination) the following methods:

  • Surgery – for tumor and/or metastatic resection, and removal of lymph nodes involved.
  • Chemotherapy. 
  • Radiation therapy. 
  • Bone marrow transplant. 
  • Supportive care – for the side effects of treatment. 
  • Antibiotics – to prevent/treat infections.
  • Continuous follow-up care – to determine response to treatment, recurrent disease and late effects of treatment.

Treatment options should be discussed with your child’s physician.