About Neuroblastoma What is neuroblastoma? Neuroblastoma Fact Sheet Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer that is made up of cells that are found in nerve tissues of the body. These cells are called neuroblasts, and they are early nerve cells found most commonly in the adrenal glands (near the kidneys), and along the tissues around the spinal cord in the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. Many neuroblastomas start in the adrenal glands. Neuroblastoma occurs most commonly in infants and children under 5 years of age, and rarely in children over 10 years of age. Very rarely, neuroblastoma occurs in adults. This information is reproduced with permission of Cancer Australia and you can download the full Neuroblastoma Fact Sheet here. More information We've added a Coronavirus Help Guide and a free activity guide to help families recently and our family support area has more information for families including: Newly diagnosed - key statistics, causes, risks, detection, diagnosis and staging On treatment - treatments and side effects, clinical trials Post treatment - late effects and relapse Living with neuroblastoma - hospital tips, life outside hospital and once treatment has finished Support services for families Connecting with other neuroblastoma families Sharing your story Please note that all content provided by Neuroblastoma Australia is of a general nature only. Any medical queries should be directed to your oncologist or medical team.