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Could hereditary retinoblastoma survivors have more also wonder how is retinoblastoma actually cured?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Other Cancers, Yes: Children treated in U.S. & other developed countries who receive early detection have a 95% cure rate. Treatment consists of surgery, cryotherapy, chemotherapy; irradiation is avoided if possible. Survivors have a 21% probability at age 50 yrs of developing other cancers, usually Sarcomas & Melanomas; this increases to 38.2% if radiation received; this risk also increases with presence of Lipomas.

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