Neuroblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stages of Neuroblastoma
For many types of cancer, stages are used to plan treatment. For neuroblastoma, treatment depends on risk groups. The stage of neuroblastoma is one factor used to determine risk group. Other factors are the age of the child, tumor histology, and tumor biology.
There are 3 risk groups: low risk, intermediate risk, and high risk.
- Low-risk and intermediate-risk neuroblastoma have a good chance of being cured.
- High-risk neuroblastoma may be difficult to cure.