Abnormal bruising is a common symptom of cancer in any child. If neuroblastoma has spread to the bone marrow, it depletes blood cells and platelets. Therefore, patients are more susceptible to bruising because of the inadequate amount of blood. Infections quickly occur, too. Be cautious of unexplained bruising and infections. Bruising may reflect a late stage of neuroblastoma. The sooner a physician diagnoses the disease, the better the chance of recovery.
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