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Cancer Retina Overview

Another name for Cancer Retina is Retinoblastoma.

What is retinoblastoma?
A person with retinoblastoma has abnormal cells in the retina that multiply out of control. These cancer cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cause for retinoblastoma is unknown, although an abnormal gene is present in those who have the disease. Retinoblastoma is most common in children under the age of five.

What are the symptoms of retinoblastoma?
Symptoms of retinoblastoma include a change in the color of the pupil from red to white, crossed eyes, eye pain or redness, and vision impairment.

How does the doctor treat retinoblastoma?
Treatment for retinoblastoma may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery.

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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