Neuroblastoma occurs when cancer cells begin to grow in immature nerve cells located within the sympathetic nervous system. It generally appears first in the adrenal glands (hormone-producing organs). However, it can also develop in any part of the body that has a cluster of nerve cells, such as the chest, neck, and near the spine. Neuroblastoma is the most common type of cancer in infants, and it usually presents in children under age five.
At Sheba Medical Center, our pediatric specialists collaborate to provide each young patient with premier, personalized neuroblastoma treatment in Israel, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up. Our oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and other experts use advanced technologies to provide rapid diagnosis and prompt treatment.