NEUROBLASTOMA SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

What to look out for?

Being vigilant about recognising Neuroblastoma's early signs and symptoms is crucial for early detection and treatment.

Parents and caregivers should be mindful of any changes in a child's health and seek medical attention if they notice any of the following symptoms:

Coughing, chest pain and breathlessness

These symptoms may occur if the tumour has spread to the chest, causing pressure on the lungs and airways.

Changes in bowel habits

Neuroblastoma can cause constipation or diarrhoea due to its effect on the nerves that control the digestive system.

Bloating

Bloating can be caused by a tumour in the abdomen that is pressing on nearby organs.

Bleeding

Neuroblastoma can cause bleeding in various parts of the body, such as the nose, mouth, or rectum.

Lumps

A child with neuroblastoma may have a lump in their abdomen or neck, which can be felt during a physical exam.

Moles

In rare cases, neuroblastoma can cause a mole or birthmark to appear or change.

Unexplained weight loss

A child with neuroblastoma may lose weight even if they have a good appetite, due to the body using up energy to fight the cancer.

Tummy or back pain

Pain in the abdomen or back can be caused by a tumour pressing on nerves or organs in the area.

Consult Your GP for Expert Advice

When in doubt, it's recommended to seek advice from your GP if you have persistent symptoms. This way, they can investigate and determine the cause of the symptoms. Early detection of cancer often leads to better treatment outcomes, so it's important to act promptly.

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The TeamLuke Foundation offers several ways for you to get involved and make a difference in the fight against Neuroblastoma.

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