Neuroblastoma is sometimes misdiagnosed as Wilm's Tumour

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Wilm's Tumour, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms of nerve cells while the embryo develops in pregnancy, so this cancer type is found in infants and children. This cancer can be found anywhere in the body where there are nerves. Symptoms include lumps in the neck, chest, abdomen that may appear blue or purple, bulging eyes or dark circles under the eye, fatigue, pale skin, trouble breathing, weakness and movement problems. Since this type of cancer is so rare it can be easily missed by doctors and the majority of symptoms are very similar to other common diseases of childhood.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Swelling in the legs, swelling in the upper chest, swelling in neck and face, painless lump or swelling in child's belly, problems with breathing or swallowing, weight loss, not eating, complaining about feeling full, problems with bowel movements or urinating, pain in bones, blue limps or bumps under skin, eyes that appear to bulge, bruising around the eyes, drooping eyelid and small pupil in one eye, problems feeling or moving parts of the body,

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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