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i have heard of skin cancer, lung cancer and many other cancers, but never eye cancer. does it exist and is it fatal?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes and Yes: There two major types of eye cancer, retinoblastoma affects childern and melanoma affects older people. Both can be fatal.
Answered on Aug 1, 2012
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
The most common cancer in the eye region is basal cell cancer of the lids, frequently associated with sun exposure. The lids can also get adenocarcinoma. Behind the eye may occur lymphoma, angiosarcoma and metastatic cancer. In the eye can occur metastatic lesions, melanoma of the choroid and iris and melanoma on the conjunctiva. There are a few very rare cancers also of the eye. Cancer of the inner lining of cornea and the lens does not occur as these are not dividing cells.
Aug 1, 2012

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