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The cancer that occurs in the retina is known as retinoblastoma. Patients with retinoblastoma would have red or swollen eyes. A white circle might be visible on the pupil when in a light is shone on the eye.
HOW IS RETINOBLASTOMA DIAGNOSED?
Tests and procedures used to diagnose retinoblastoma include:
• Eye exam. The eye doctor will conduct an eye exam to determine what's causing the child's signs and symptoms.
• Imaging tests. Scans and other imaging tests can help child's doctor determine whether retinoblastoma has grown to affect other structures around the eye. Imaging tests may include ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), among others.
• Consulting with other doctors. The child's doctor may refer you to other specialists, such as a doctor who specializes in treating cancer (oncologist), a genetic counselor or a surgeon.
HOW IS RETINOBLASTOMA TREATED?
Treatment of this form of cancer would depend on the size of the tumour and how far it has spread. Chemotherapy could help in shrinking the tumour whereas radiation therapy could be used to destroy cancer cells. Surgery to remove the eye to ensure that the cancer does not spread to other parts of the body maybe needed if the tumour is to large.
DID YOU KNOW?
Currently, this is one of the forms of cancer that has the highest rate of success in children at a whopping 95-98%.