Doctors for Retinoblastoma in Mandihal, Hubli-Dharwad
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One of rarest forms of cancer that affects children is Retinoblastoma, which occurs in the eyes. It develops rapidly in the retina of the cell and then tends to spread drastically. There is an abnormal appearance in the retina of such kids along with common symptoms like inflammation of the eyes, swelling, watery eyes, delayed development and also acute vision issues.
HOW IS RETINOBLASTOMA DIAGNOSED?
Retinoblastoma can usually be diagnosed accurately without a biopsy by doctors.Imaging tests using x-rays, sound waves, magnetic fields, or radioactive substances may be done to confirm if a tumor in the eye is likely to be a retinoblastoma and to determine how large the tumor is and how far it has spread.
HOW IS RETINOBLASTOMA TREATED?
There are many forms of treatment for retinoblastoma ― all targeted at killing cancer cells. The following treatments, or a combination of treatments, may be recommended:
• Intra-arterial chemotherapy
• External beam radiation
• Radioactive plaques
• Transpupillary thermotherapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Retinoblastoma occurs in children younger than five years, most often younger than two years and it rarely spreads from the eye to nearby tissue or other parts of the body.