Cancer of the Retina Underlying Cause
The cause for retinoblastoma is unknown, although an abnormal gene is present in those who have the disease.
Genes control the functions inside a cell. Special genes control how cells divide and grow. Cancer occurs when the abnormal genes stimulate the cell to multiply out of control. The cause for this damage is unknown.
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