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Retinoblastoma Cancer

Retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer, can occur at any age. However, it most commonly affects children younger than five years of age.
 
Symptoms can include the following:
 
  • The pupil of the eye appears white instead of red when light shines into it. This may be seen in flash photographs of the child.
  • Eyes appear to be looking in different directions (crossed eyes).
  • Pain or redness in the eye.
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Keep in mind that these are not always sure signs of retinoblastoma. They may be caused by other, less serious health problems. To make a diagnosis, your healthcare provider may use a number of tests, including:
 
  • Eye exam with dilated pupil
  • Ultrasound
  • CT (computed tomography) scan
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
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This type of cancer is usually diagnosed without a biopsy.
 
(To learn more, including whether this form of cancer is hereditary, click Retinoblastoma.)
 

Retinoblastoma Cancer

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