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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can an ocular melanoma tumor be surgically removed without radiation therapy or removing my eye?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Ask your specialist: That is a very specific question which can't be answered without a lot of information which we can't share in a forum like this. Seek out an institution and physician team with experience in ocular melanoma. Best wishes!
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 20 years experience
It all depends: Your question can have many different answers depending on the details of your particular case. I would recommend speaking directly with the doctors involved with your case. Here are websites that can provide you with more info. http://www.ocularmelanoma.org/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/melanoma/ocular.Html.
Last updated Nov 18, 2011

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