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Hospitals and medical centers in Spain which treat Neuroblastoma patients.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirónsalud has a multidisciplinary team of oncologists made up of experts in cancer of the breast, lung, and prostate, as well as colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and solid tumors.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Grupo Quirónsalud

8 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Jesús García Foncillas López

Director of the “OncoHealth” oncological institute of the department of oncology at Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, and the Translation

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

We are there for you when you most need us. Cancer treatment is generally a long 'fight' and so we wish to be by your side guaranteeing access and knowledge of the latest progress and offering you maximum psychological support and making your road to recovery as easy as possible.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Emilio Alba

Director of the Xanit Oncology Institute (XOI)

Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya is known as one of the best Oncology hospitals in Spain and is specialized in all types of Oncology surgery and treatment.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at HGC

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Loubna Aakki

Consultant - Radiation Oncology

Clinica La Luz

Our objective is the comprehensive care of the cancer patient through the use of the most current resources to fight cancer.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Clinica La Luz

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and research of tumors in patients to ensure optimal outcomes across a broad spectrum of diagnoses.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid has 54,000 square meters in a unique building, which unites its practical nature with the comfort of patients and relatives. Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid offers 39 medical-surgical specialties

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Hospital Quirón Madrid

7 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Ramón Pérez Carrión

Head of Oncology Integral Unit

Dr. Javier Hornedo Muguiro

Associate Chief of Medical Oncology Division

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

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Neuroblastoma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Arturo Aboal Seijas

Oncology - Head of Service

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About Neuroblastoma Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is neuroblastoma?

This is a rare type of cancer that develops when a tumor is formed by special nerve cells called neuroblasts. In normal situations, neuroblasts grow from immature cells to mature and functioning cells. However in neuroblastoma, they become cancer cells.


When and How does neuroblastoma form?

Neuroblastoma sometimes forms even before a child is born. However, it is usually not found until later when the tumor grows and starts to affect the body. Recovery is good when it is diagnosed in infancy. This type of cancer usually starts in the adrenal glands tissues. Adrenal glands are triangular in shape and are responsible for producing hormones that control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important functions. Neuroblastoma can also spread to other body parts such as skin, liver, bones and lymph nodes. Neuroblastoma is most common in infants and young children below the age of five years.


Signs and Symptoms

Depending on where cancer first started and how much it has spread to other parts of the body, the signs can vary widely. The symptoms are also similar to those of other childhood illnesses, and as such can be difficult to diagnose. They include:

  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

If the tumor is in the stomach, a child may have a lump in the abdomen, a swollen stomach, and abdominal pain.

If cancer has spread to the bones, a child may have bone pain, pale skin, black eyes and bruises.

If the cancer is pressing on the spinal cord the child may be weak and unable to move a body part or have difficulty walking.

If the tumor is in the neck a child may have a drooping eyelid, unequal pupils, red skin, and sweating.

If the tumor is in the chest, a child may have difficulty breathing


Diagnosis

Because the symptoms are similar to other illnesses, your doctor will order for some tests to confirm the diagnosis of neuroblastoma and rule out other illnesses. These are some of the tests that may be ordered: urine tests, blood tests, a biopsy (a tissue sample is removed and examined under a microscope) and imaging tests such as bone scan, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, and X-rays. The tests help the doctor determine where the tumor is located, how big it is and whether it has spread to other body parts.


Treatment

Although some neuroblastoma cases disappear on their own without treatment, most cases need treatment. Treatments for neuroblastoma include:

  • Surgery: This is usually the preferred treatment when the tumor has not spread to other parts of the body.
  • Chemotherapy: If by the time the cancer is diagnosed it has spread to other parts of the body chemotherapy is usually combined with surgery.
  • Radiotherapy: This may be combined with chemotherapy and surgery to treat the neuroblastoma if it is advanced.

Other treatments include Stem cell transplantation, retinoid therapy, tumor vaccines and immune therapy.

Risks : Loss of function in affected organs Delays in growth and development Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome Learning disabilities Delays in muscle and movement development Behavioral problems Language problems

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