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How Rare Is Eye Cancer In Teens And Young Adults
Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Eye cancers include lesions on the lids which can cause focal redness, swelling and pain; lesions on the conjunctiva which lead to redness and irritation; iris cancers which can cause vision loss and iris distortion and choroidal cancers which include melanoma causing disturbance of vision or metastatic also disturbing vision. There are other rarers cancers as well. Consult your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Most eye cancers occur in one eye. Bilateral disease can be found in retinoblastoma in infancy as this is an inherited tumor commonly but not always present in both eyes. Adults get bilateral cancer in the eye in the rare instance of simultaneous metastatic cancer from another site like breast or lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: The cause of most cancers is truly unknown although there are inciting factors like smoking. Cancer can occur in any dividing cell and the eye does have such cells. Cancer seems to be a mistake in cellular division. Cancer in the eye can come from this and also some cancers elsewhere can spread to the eye (metastasis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye cancer: The list is very long-- it includes, but is not limited to-- retinoblastoma, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma. Some eye cancer has a relatively good prognosis, especially if picked up early. Some eye cancer can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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